Brian Daboll praises Daniel Jones' performance, offensive line takes blame for loss


Daniel Jones faced pressure all night in Monday’s loss to the Cowboys, enduring 12 hits and five sacks as the Giants quarterback did all he could do overcome an overpowered offensive line and improve New York to 3-0 on the season.

It wasn’t enough, but Jones rushed for 79 yards and finished the night 20-for-37 with 196 yards through the air, though it should have been more had it not been for some drops by Kenny Golladay.

Brian Daboll praised Jones’ effort after the game, knowing what he had to deal with just to keep the game close.

“I thought he did a good job,” Daboll said. “I thought he made a lot of loose plays…I thought he did a good job keeping his eyes downfield when he could get out. He made a couple plays at the end that we couldn’t convert on. We had some dropped passes.

“I think he's making progress. It’s tough after a loss. Nobody did well enough, we understand that, but I think he’s making progress. He fought. He battled. He made some really good plays out there under duress.”

Jones’ offensive line agrees that the quarterback faced way too much pressure, and placed the loss on its own shoulders.

“We just got to come out and get in a better rhythm and have 8’s back, like I said,” center Jon Feliciano said. “I don’t think particularly we played very well up front and other places that are not my job. And they know. Everyone knows we got to help 8, especially when he’s out there doing what he’s doing: just never giving up on the play, taking big hits, making plays with his legs. I mean, he did everything he could out there. And this loss is on us up front, not on 8.”

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