Duke football: Daniel Jones gets another victory over Washington in career

Former Duke football quarterback Daniel Jones (Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
Former Duke football quarterback Daniel Jones (Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports) /

Former Duke football standout Daniel Jones picked cup another victory over Washington as the New York Giants logged their first victory of the season.

In his short NFL career, Daniel Jones has four victories, and three of them are against the Washington football franchise.

Jones and the Giants picked up their first victory of the season against the Washington Football Team, and it was less of the former Blue Devil and New York’s offense but rather the defense for the Giants that starred in the victory.

A defensive stand on a 2-point conversion attempt with 36 seconds remaining gave the Giants a 20-19 victory, but it was a fumble forced by Kyler Fackrell and recovered and returned for a touchdown by Tae Crowder that gave New York a 20-13 lead.

Daniel Jones completed 12-of-19 passes for 112 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

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The former Blue Devils’ lone turnover of the game was in the end zone, an ill-advised throwaway that did not reach the back of the end zone as Kendall Fuller made a remarkable play to give Washington the ball back.

Jones’ interception ended a 14-play, 73-yard drive that took over nine minutes off the clock and could have put New York up by two possessions in the third quarter.

Instead, the play resulted in a field goal by Washington, tying the game at 13.

Daniel Jones also took off for a 49-yard run that faked out the FOX cameraman and set his offense up inside the 30-yard line, which led to a field goal for New York.

The former first-round pick finished the game as the leading rusher for the Giants once again with 74 yards on seven carries.

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Despite a 1-5 record, the New York Giants are only one game behind the Dallas Cowboys (2-4) for first place in the lowly NFC East, and Jones and the Giants take center stage on Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles (1-3-1) for a chance to move up in the division standings.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20pm EST on Thursday, October 22 from Lincoln Financial Field and can be seen on FOX or NFL Network.

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