New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will miss his third consecutive game on Sunday as he continues to deal with a neck injury suffered in Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins.
Asked about Jones’ status earlier in the week, head coach Brian Daboll caused a stir because he refused to emphatically state that DJ would return the season — something he had previously suggested.
“He’s throwing. He feels better every day. He’s done a good job here with the things that he can do out here on the practice field. Take it one day at a time, but he’s getting closer,” Daboll told reporters. “I’d just say he’s getting better, and we’ll see where he is next week.”
This led some to speculation that Jones may not return at all this season. However, that does not appear to be the case.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Jones could return as early as a Week 9 game against the Las Vegas Raiders with the Giants eyeing a likely return in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys.
The New York Giants are eyeing a potential Week 10 return against the Dallas Cowboys for quarterback Daniel Jones, league sources told ESPN.
Jones could possibly return from the neck injury that has sidelined him three straight games for the Nov. 5 game at Las Vegas against the Raiders, but that scenario is unlikely considering that he still has not been cleared for contact, according to sources.
This leaves the Cowboys game as the current most likely scenario for Jones’ return, although the Giants and the fifth-year quarterback still are adjusting and adapting to his progress on a week-to-week basis.
Having Jones return against the Cowboys and their dominant front 7 is less than ideal given that he was hit 12 times and sacked seven in a Week 1 loss. But if the training staff feels he’s ready, DJ will undoubtedly be willing to give it a go.
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