Dud: QB Daniel Jones
Jones had his chance to deliver a signature moment, and came up short on the Giants’ final possession.
The Giants’ porous offensive line didn’t do Jones any favors, as he was sacked twice and hit five more times. But, in a game that the Giants absolutely had to have if they had any hope of keeping pace in an NFC East race that no one seems to want to win — with the Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Football Team, and Giants combining for just four victories — Jones was only average. Against one of the NFL’s worst defenses.
Yes, the Giants scored a season-high 34 points, but Jones passed for just 222 yards and lost a fumble that was returned by the Cowboys for a touchdown.
These struggles are nothing new for Jones.
Since Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jones has thrown three interceptions, lost four fumbles and been sacked 14 times.
That is only good enough to raise questions about whether he is capable of developing into a consistently elite quarterback — as one would expect a sixth-overall pick in the draft to do — and raise concern that he has it in him to be anything more than a system quarterback or if he is able to make the players around him better.