EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will start Sunday in opposition to the Arizona Cardinals after lacking final week’s recreation with a hamstring damage, a source advised ESPN.
Jones practiced this week and was formally listed as questionable. However the Giants appreciated what they noticed and Jones handed a remaining check Saturday.
The Giants (5-7) have been “optimistic” in regards to the prospects of Jones’ return. He had been trending in the appropriate course and was listed as a full participant in follow Friday for the primary time because the damage.
Coach Joe Choose hoped to have indication of who his starter can be in opposition to the Cardinals by Friday evening. He appeared to be leaning in Jones’ favor.
“Look, I am pretty optimistic,” Choose mentioned earlier than Friday’s follow. “On the similar time, there’s a methods to go and we now have to be honest to him. I am going to speak with the trainers and medical staff and coaches to be sure that we’re all on the identical web page and do the appropriate factor by this man.”
The primary-place Giants (5-7) made plans with and with out Jones, simply in case. They’re in search of their fifth straight win.
Jones began the primary 11 video games of the season earlier than injuring the hamstring two weeks in the past in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals. He has accomplished 63.2% of his passes for two,335 yards with eight touchdowns and 9 interceptions.
Colt McCoy, who began final week with Jones out, went 13-of-22 passing for 105 yards with a landing and an interception in opposition to the Seahawks. He did sufficient for the Giants to win, however the offense would not have the identical large-play means with him on the helm. McCoy tried one go longer than 20 yards; it was his remaining one, meant for Sterling Shepard, however it got here up quick. He additionally did not present a lot by means of his legs, ending with two dashing makes an attempt for two yards.
Jones is second on the Giants with 403 dashing yards on 55 carries (7.3 YPC). But it surely’s unlikely he would be the similar dashing menace he was earlier than hurting his hamstring.