The New York Giants suffered their first loss in the 2022 NFL season at the hands of their division rivals, the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys earned their second victory in three games via a 23-16 win.
Three of those sacks were by Demarcus Lawrence.
It could have been worse because the Cowboys’ defense generated its highest number of quarterback pressures since 2017.
Jones had 24 pressures, most by a quarterback and second-most throughout two seasons.
The former Duke standout finished the game with 20 completions for 196 yards and an interception to Trevon Diggs.
He also added 79 rushing yards on nine carries.
However, head coach Brian Daboll stands by Jones despite the losing effort.
"I think he's making progress"
Brian Daboll says Daniel Jones did a good job handling the Cowboys' pressure: pic.twitter.com/CAyMVhDVGK
— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) September 27, 2022
Daboll Impressed With Jones’ Fighting Spirit
In this video, Daboll shared that Jones did a good job in handling the Cowboys’ pressure and giving the Giants a chance to win.
“He did a good job. He made a lot of loose plays. He had about 80 yards rushing. I think he did a good job keeping his eyes downfield when he could get out. He made a couple of plays here and there towards the end that we couldn’t quite convert on. Hit some dropped passes. The last play that Diggs picked off, Sills fell down. It was a timing throw,” Daboll said.
He added, “I know he’s making progress. You know, it’s tough after a loss. Nobody did well enough, and we understand that. But I think he’s making progress, and he fought, and he battled. He made some really good plays out there under some duress.”
Jones and the Giants can bounce back by defeating the Chicago Bears in Week 4.