Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones will have one final preseason game against the Patriots on Thursday night to showcase his talents before taking a backseat to veteran QB Eli Manning when the regular season kicks off.
But you can bet the league has been watching closely to Jones' production this summer, more particularly his NFC East opponents.
Jones has done well to calm the minds of many Giants fans this preseason, displaying his ability to be accurate, conscientious, and strong under center. For teams like the Cowboys, though, it may be a little unsettling.
No one knows for sure if this season will be Manning's last with the Giants, but Jones will be waiting in the wings ready to take over whenever that's the case. Dallas has a different situation on their hands with their quarterback situation, with Dak Prescott -- their 26-year-old franchise signal caller -- looking for a contract extension after his rookie deal expires at the end of the year.
And while the Cowboys worry about that, they're also watching Jones' progress as well.
"I think it's an interesting story to se how Jones is doing, and seeing how these young quarterbacks progress," Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones told 105.3 FM The Fan, according to The Post's Paul Schwartz. "I think you learn from it when you see how teams manage that, and certainly interesting to see those guys come around."
Jones has done more than come around this preseason. He was an immediate hit after Week 1 of the Giants schedule when he was a perfect 5-for-5 for 67 yards and a touchdown in his first NFL snaps. From there, he's only shown more signs of good things to come, going 11-for-14 for 161 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Bears and 9-for-11 with 141 yards against the Bengals last week.
Overall, the Duke product has produced 369 yards on 25-for-30 with two touchdowns and no interceptions. That's a 140.1 quarterback rating.
So it's safe to say the Cowboys, and the rest of the division, are raising their eyebrows at what could potentially be another young quarterback taking over in the near future.
"You probably do have a little twinge of, 'Well, I hope he's not too good,'" Stephen Jones said. "I know when we were watching [Saquon] Barkley from afar, you say, 'Whew, we're going to be going up against that two times a year.' But that's part of the business. It's also interesting to see how these young teams, or how these young quarterbacks are brought along."
The Giants and Cowboys will be squaring off in a couple of weeks to kick off their seasons. And though Prescott will be on the field, Jones will have an earpiece in watching along the sideline. But he'll be sure to soak in his first real NFL game, sideline or not, and look forward to what's to come.
His time will come. And if that time resembles what he's been showing us already, the Cowboys will definitely need to worry.