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Giants QB Daniel Jones officially ‘doubtful’ for Sunday vs. Seahawks

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The New York Giants are coming to Lumen Field on Sunday to face off against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13.

But after Giants quarterback Daniel Jones suffered a hamstring injury in New York’s 19-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, it appears Jones is still not cleared to see the field.

The Giants listed Jones as “doubtful” for Sunday despite him being a limited participant in Friday’s practice.

“I thought he threw the ball well,” Giants coach Joe Judge said on Thursday. “Obviously we didn’t want to go ahead and open him up too much being just a couple days into moving around ... the guy’s doing everything he can to get on the field.”

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With Jones likely out, the Giants will turn to veteran Colt McCoy who will take over the starting QB duties. McCoy stepped in during Jones’ absence last week, going 6-of-10 passing for 31 yards vs. the Bengals.

The 34-year-old is 7-21 in his career as a starter and last started on Oct. 6, 2019, for Washington against New England.

Veteran quarterback backup Alex Tanney will sign with the Giants on Saturday once he clears mandatory COVID-19 protocols. He will make the cross-country flight with the team just in case he is needed.

With McCoy likely being the man under the center, this could signal another confidence-builder for Seattle’s defense. The Seahawks defense registered six sacks of Carson Wentz on Monday Night Football, bringing the team total to 31 for the season. That surpasses the 28 sacks the Seahawks posted in 2019.

 

But something to watch if you are a Seahawks fan is the status of pass rusher Carlos Dunlap, who has been instrumental in the defense’s turnaround. Dunlap suffered a foot injury late in Monday’s win and his status remains in the air vs. the Giants.

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After posting just 12 sacks through 7 games, the Seahawks have 19 over their last four games, all of which had Dunlap in Seattle’s lineup.

“I can’t tell you how he’ll be on game day yet, but we’re hopeful and he’s hopeful he’ll be able to play,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Thursday.

The 8-3 Seahawks welcome the 4-7 Giants to Seattle on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.