Daniel Jones looks like he's almost ready to return at just the right time for his Giants.
Jones (hamstring) was listed as questionable in New York's Friday injury report, yet there's reason for optimism. Jones was a full participant in Friday's practice session, which is usually a lighter affair on a typical Sunday-focused schedule, but would indicate he's likely to play.
Giants coach Joe Judge was "optimistic" on Wednesday about Jones' chances of returning Sunday in a key game against the Arizona Cardinals, and echoed that sentiment Friday, adding his staff "ramped (Jones) up a little bit" during New York's Thursday session, per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
"He's getting better every day," Judge said of Jones. "Coming out of practice yesterday there was definitely progress."
Jones did not play in Week 13, but the Giants still managed to pull off an upset win over the Seattle Seahawks. They'll need to do so again against Arizona in order to keep pace with division-rival Washington, over which New York owns the head-to-head tiebreaker.