Giants News: Brian Daboll gives positive update on Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley closer to a return

The Giants appear to have avoided a serious injury for Danny Dimes

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Go ahead and take a deep breath, NY Giants fans. On Sunday, quarterback Daniel Jones went down with his neck injury and countless people feared the worst on the former No. 6 overall pick. Thankfully, it looks like the G-Men have avoided a serious issue for the signal-caller.

On Monday, head coach Brian Daboll met with the media and he said that Jones is feeling better and that the team is 'optimistic' that Jones won't miss any time. Thankfully, it looks like Danny Dimes has a great chance to get on the practice field soon and suit up for the Week 6 game against Buffalo.

The Giants are optimistic Daniel Jones can play Sunday night vs. the Bills

This really is good news. If the G-Men are going to have any shot at pulling off an upset against Buffalo on Sunday, Jones is going to have to be out there against Josh Allen and Co. With that said, the offensive line simply has to find a way to do a better job in its pass protection.

As things stand, PFF has the Giants OL ranked as the worst unit in all of football, which isn't a surprise at all. Jones has been taking a beating each week thus far this campaign, but something needs to change and fast.

Saquon Barkley could be healthy in time for the Sunday night's showdown

Elsewhere, Big Blue fans are keeping their fingers crossed that star running back Saquon Barkley will be able to play in Week 6 as well. Barkley has missed the last three games - all Giants losses - due to his high-ankle sprain suffered against the Cardinals.

On Monday, Coach Dabes said that Barkley is closer to a return than Andrew Thomas. No. 26 was a limited participant in practice last week, but now we'll see if he'll be able to get in a full session leading up to Sunday. If that does happen for No. 26, then perhaps we will see him go up against Buffalo. His return would be massive for Jones, no doubt.