Giants QB Daniel Jones suffers concussion vs. Cowboys
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was carted off the field after a hard hit to the head during their match against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
New York Giants signal-caller Daniel Jones was knocked out of the game versus the Dallas Cowboys after he suffered a concussion late in the second quarter.
In an attempt to get the ball into the end zone on a third-down run, Jones had a helmet-to-helmet crash with Dallas rookie linebacker Jabril Cox short of the goal line.
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The 24-year-old quarterback fell to the ground and managed to stand back up, looking wobbly as he tried to walk to the sidelines. He was examined on the field by trainers of the team, carted off to the locker room, and was ruled out for the rest of the match.
Mike Glennon, whom the Giants signed in the offseason to serve as Jones’ backup, took over the reins for their last drive before the halftime mark.
Giants set back by multiple injuries
Jones was the second Giants player to be carted off during the game. Star running back Saquon Barkley was ruled out earlier after his ankle swelled in an injury he suffered in the first quarter.
His ankle rolled off the foot of Dallas defensive back Jourdan Lewis on a throw from Jones. Barkley then limped to the sidelines before being carted off the field.
Barkley has been beleaguered by injuries, missing all but two games last season due to surgery on a torn ACL.
New York then lost another player in the second half, when wide receiver Kenny Golladay was also sidelined after suffering a knee injury.
The Giants now find themselves severely shorthanded, as they have lost the services of seven of the 11 starters they had in Week 1. They sit at the bottom of the NFC East standings, with a dismal 1-4 record.