Giants’ $160,000,000 Weapon Daniel Jones Stonewashed as $160M Cowboys QB Hands Him Life-Time-Settlement in Front of Billionaire Dallas Owner Jerry Jones

Published 09/11/2023, 12:59 AM EDT

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Sunday Night Football has returned with its thrill! On September 7, 2023, the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Detroit Lions squared off to start the NFL season. The Lions were able to hold a one-point advantage over the defending champions.

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Next up, the New York Giants‘ game against the Dallas Cowboys, ended in defeat for the Giants and their $160 million quarterback Daniel Jones. The Cowboys dominated the game at MetLife Stadium, winning 40-0. Questions about Jones’ performance that had surfaced throughout the offseason were raised once more as a result of this event.

Does Daniel Jones justify his salary which equals Dak Prescott?

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It was a nightmare for Giants’ QB Daniel Jones, especially after having a difficult first half in the 2023 NFL season opening against billionaire Jerry Jones’ Cowboys squad. He was only able to complete 5 of his 14 throws for just 43 yards, leading to two interceptions. Before the Cowboys let up after the second quarter, the situation was particularly cold as Jones had just completed 3 of 9 passes for only 14 yards while also throwing two interceptions. Due to his poor performance, his contract, which is on par with that of the Cowboys’ star quarterback Dak Prescott, was once again called into doubt.

While on the one hand, Prescott has regularly justified his contract as to why he is one of the NFL’s highest-paid players, on the other hand, Jones’ deal raised eyebrows. Many felt that the massive $160 million four-year contract which Jones had received in the offseason, was an overpayment for him. This thought was provoked considering his total performance during his NFL career had been pretty ordinary.

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The resurfacing of this contract-related debate among the NFL community and fans was prompted again by the disappointing results of Sunday Night Football.

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This year, Jerry Jones must be exceptionally pleased with his team’s performance, especially their cornerbacks. DaRon Bland and Noah Igbinoghene, both cornerbacks for the Cowboys, played pivotal roles in scoring the team’s first two touchdowns of the season. Igbinoghene, acquired in a trade from the Miami Dolphins just before the final cuts, showcased his speed and skill as he raced 58 yards for a touchdown. This impressive play was set up by Juanyeh Thomas, who blocked a 45-yard field goal attempt by Graham Gano on the Giants’ opening drive of the game.

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On the Giants’ third possession, Bland intercepted a pass from Daniel Jones and returned it 22 yards for another touchdown. This play was made possible when Trevon Diggs blindsided Saquon Barkley on a third-and-19 dump-off pass. Brandon Aubrey successfully converted the extra point after Bland’s touchdown, extending the Cowboys’ lead to 16-0.

Bland’s touchdown reflects a defensive trend for the Cowboys, as they are the first team to lead the league in takeaways in consecutive seasons since the 1972-74 Pittsburgh Steelers. Notably, this game marked the first time the Cowboys scored two non-offensive touchdowns in a single quarter since Week 10 of the 2012 season against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Overall, the game was highly entertaining to watch, but for Daniel Jones, it might have felt like a nightmarish scenario turned into reality.

Watch this story: “Had He Fallen to Us Cowboys” Billionaire Owner Jerry Jones Spills 2 Years Old Stunner Involving Eagles QB Jalen Hurts Twisted Fate

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