5 no-excuse games for Daniel Jones on the Giants 2023 schedule

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We all rememeber where we were when Daniel Jones and the NY Giants agreed to a 4-year, $160 million deal. Jones had a nice season putting up 3,200+ yards, 15 touchdowns and only five interceptions, but that contract definitely made some jaws drop.

The Giants brass believes they have their guy and Jones is now the coveted $40 million man. Now, Jones and the Giants certainly have high expectations leading up to next season. Which version of Danny Dimes will show up?

For Jones, fans are hoping he'll stay consistent and record several big games. Now that the 2023 schedule is out, it's time to take a look at the games Jones should have no problem with in leading his team to victory:

5. Week 1 vs. the Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are no joke. They have talent all over the field and one of, if not the best, defensive players in the league in Micah Parsons. The Giants have the third toughest schedule in 2023 and the Cowboys are probably a big reason for that.

There are many "weaker" teams to choose from when you take a deep dive into Giants' opponents, but the reason this is game is dubbed inexcusable is simple. The Giants are 1-12 against the Cowboys since the start of the 2017 campaign.

This is supposed to be a rivalry and the Cowboys have had Big Blue's number. The one win may not even count to some because it was when Dak Prescott was injured and Andy Dalton was under center. So, why is is this an inexcusable one for for Jones? He can prove right away he was worth the paycheck.

He can kill two birds with one stone durring the first game of the season. Not only has Jones been bad against the Cowboys, but his primetime numbers aren't great either. And you guessed it, Week 1 against the Cowboys is the Sunday Night Football game.

Talk about an opportunity to make a statement. Make this matchup a rivalry again and shine under the birght lights with the whole country watching. If we get a Jones stinker, you can probably already hear the "they paid this guy how much?!" comments from all the talking heads.