1. The Giants offense takes the next step in 2023
We know how good the Cowboys offense has been able to produce and perform with Prescott as the quarterback. But as good as they have been, the 2023 season will finally be the season where Jones will leapfrog Prescott as far as overall quarterback play goes.
The Giants have firmly backed Jones as the guy to lead the offense. WIth Daboll's coaching, Joe Schoen has also given Jones some nice weapons to work with in 2023. Aside from working to bring Jones long-time favorite weapon in Barkley back, who will alone give the Gianta a duel threat in both the run and pass games, the Giants made the trade with the Las Vegas Raiders to land tight end Darren Waller, who will create massive mismatches with his size and speed.
The drafting of Jalin Hyatt will give Jones that bonafide No. 1 threat he's been looking for since arriving in 2019 and potentially that first 1,000-yard receiver since Odell Beckham Jr. left town after 2018. Jones has been questioned for being a dump-off type quarterback, but with the addition of Hyatt, Jones can throw the ball deep to the youngster and let him go get it.
The current Giants offense as is could very well be the best one Jones has had to work with, especially if all of the options are healthy. Sterling Shepard looks healthy from his ACL tear from a year ago, and if he's healthy, he's always been a reliable option to make tough catches. Wan'Dale Robinson was starting to find his groove before he was lost for the 2022 season. Parris Campbell is looking to show he can be impactful after a career marred with injuries with the Indianapolis Colts.
A year ago, Jones played the majority of the season without Shepard and Robinson due to injuries. He also did not have Kadarius Toney, who ended up being traded to the Kansas City Chiefs after a falling out with the team and his inability to stay on the field. And he didn't have Kenny Golladay, who was healthy, but was the shell of his once former self and was getting paid $17 million to pretend to be a No. 1 wide receiver.
Instead, the Giants offense with Jones isn't trying to duct tape the offense to make it work because the top options to throw to aren't available. The Giants offense loaded up on options and weapons for Jones.
With it being his offense to lead, Jones can take that next step and lead the Giants with numbers that his critics and naysyers have been expecting since being drafted. Should Prescott still be productive to help the Cowboys in 2023? Probably. He still has CeeDee Lamb and now Brandin Cooks to throw the ball to.
But Prescott only threw for 23 touchdowns in 2022, so if that is a trend of him going in the wrong direction with the age and turnovers catching up to him, then Jones should surpass him as far as the offensive production goes in 2023 given what Schoen and Daboll have constructed around him.