Daniel Jones made quite the impression in his first NFL start. The Duke product completed 23-of-36 passes for 336 yards and two touchdowns, and added two touchdowns on the ground in the New York Giants’ 32-31 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The second touchdown was particularly crucial. With the Giants trailing 31-25 and facing a 4th-and-5 with just over a minute remaining, Jones ran for a go-ahead touchdown.

The sixth overall pick of the 2019 draft looked like a veteran in the pocket, and tossed dimes all over the field.

Jones’ emergence is even more important with the Giants losing star running back Saquon Barkley to an ankle injury.

Even with Jones’ big day and go-ahead touchdown, the Giants were lucky to escape with a 32-31 victory. Tampa Bay rookie kicker Matt Gay missed a 34-yarder as time ran out.

But — outside of Tampa Bay — the story from this game is that the Giants may have found their new franchise quarterback. Sunday’s performance would certainly suggest they have.

Jones and the Giants have a great chance to get their record to 2-2 with a home game against the Washington Redskins in Week 4. The line for the game is the Giants are favored by 3 points. If you believe in ‘Danny Dimes’ you could make some good money with Sportsbet.

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