Daniel Jones can’t get it done when it matters most: Week 5 Report Card

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The NY Giants lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Cowboys 37-34. There was much to digest from this crazy game from both quarterbacks, let’s break it all down here.

Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

When it mattered most, Daniel Jones and the NY Giants offense were unable to get the job done to win the game. They had the ball in the two minute drill only needing a field-goal to win but came up short.

The NY Giants fell to 0-5 Sunday, after not being able to take advantage of several opportunities to win this game. Greg Zuerlein nailed a game-winning 34-yard field goal as time expired to hand Big Blue a devastating loss. Unfortunately for Dallas, this win came with a major loss as quarterback Dak Prescott went down with a gruesome ankle injury.

Jones had the golden opportunity to pick up the team’s first win of the season but couldn’t convert the most important drive of the game when it mattered most. This was the Giants’ best chance of winning a game all year and they have nobody to blame but themselves for losing.

Jones was 20/33 with 222 yards. His 6.7 yards per attempt was an issue most of the day as Jones resorted to short, quick throws and check downs in the flats. Jones went deep a few times, having one touchdown overturned on a beautifully thrown ball to Darius Slayton for a wide open touchdown.

Jones ended the day with no touchdowns but no interceptions either. His receivers continue to struggle to create separation from the defense along with an untrustworthy offensive line. The O-line only allowed two sacks, but Jones was often hit, pressured, and had to escape an often broken-down pocket and get on the run.

As has become the norm, Jones had his weekly highs and lows but the NY Giants are now stuck at 0-5.

Here’s a breakdown of Jones’ Week 6 effort:

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