'Boomer And Gio': Struggling Giants Still Better Off Now, With Daniel Jones, Than They Were Last Year

By WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM/66AM New York

They’re supposed to be NFC East rivals, but the Cowboys have now won six straight games over the Giants.

The latest of those six wins came Monday night, when Dallas beat New York 37-18 at MetLife Stadium. Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper paced the Cowboys as they knocked Pat Shurmur’s team down to a 2-7 record.

The record is ugly, but both Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti agreed that the Giants are better off now, with Daniel Jones, than they were last year.

“They are in a hell of a lot better place this year, than they were this time last year,” said Esiason. “Despite the fact that their record is still 2-7.”

Jones wasn’t at his best against Dallas. He completed 26 of his 41 attempted passes for a touchdown and an interception. He also rushed the ball six time for 54 yards, but those rushes included a costly fumble in the third quarter.

It was a performance fit for a rookie QB. There were a couple promising signs, but also a few glaring mistakes.

Esiason, who certainly knows a thing or two about quarterbacks, thinks Jones has improved as the year has gone on.

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“To me, he’s already gotten better. The last two games he has played … he can really spin the ball. He can really throw it, man. He stands in that pocket, he has got stones. He’ll take a hit, he’ll lower his shoulder. There’s a lot of really good things to watch from this young man. And I think that’s really what this season is about right now for Pat Shurmur and for Dave Gettleman is to get him through the season healthy and to continue to have him grow as a player.”

Giants fans won’t be happy to see their team lose to the hated Cowboys at home to effectively end their longshot chances of making the playoffs, but it’s all a part of the process.

Giannotti pointed out that this should be an acceptable season for the Giants, especially when they compare their rebuilding process with what has happened to the Jets this season.

“You have expectations. You’ve seen miracles happen. You want to expect the best from your team. But seasons like this, if you get the quarterback right, and if you’re the way and in the image of your general manager and what he wants, and you’re competing in these games, seasons like this are okay. They’re not okay when you have a season like the Jets had last year, then come back and they’ve been even worse now with the new head coach and all the new additions. That’s not okay.”