Duke football standout Daniel Jones finally sees preseason action

Former Duke football standout Daniel Jones
Former Duke football standout Daniel Jones /

Former Duke football standout Daniel Jones finally saw action in the preseason finale. 

It was the final tune-up before the regular season in the National Football League, and former Duke football star Daniel Jones finally took the field for the New York Giants.

After not playing in the first two preseason games, Jones played a half on Sunday night against the New England Patriots, and it was a mixed bag of results.

The former Blue Devil was 17-of-22 for 135 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Jones played five series against the Patriots, three of which ended in punts.

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The major blunder for Daniel Jones was his interception that came on the 1-yard line after Giants linebacker Alex Martinez set Big Blue up in great field position following a stunning interception of Patriots starting quarterback Cam Newton.

However, Jones followed up his interception with a touchdown drive right before halftime as he found Kaden Smith for a 23-yard touchdown pass.

New York went 58 yards in nine plays, taking just over two minutes off the clock to head to the locker room with a 7-6 lead.

The Patriots would go on to win the game, 22-20.

Former Duke football quarterback has a lot of pressure on shoulders

Entering his third year as the starting quarterback for the New York Giants, Daniel Jones could be playing for his career in the Big Apple this season.

Jones has been mediocre through his first two seasons with the Giants after being the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, but New York has significantly upgraded the weapons around him this season.

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The biggest question surrounding the Giants on the offensive side of the ball is their offensive line, something that has plagued Jones and forced him to struggle in his first two years.

The New York Giants will begin the season at home against the stout defense of the Denver Broncos on September 12 at 4:25pm EST on Sunday, September 12.

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