Giants' Joe Judge hoping to make decision on Daniel Jones' game status sometime Friday

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Joe Judge Daniel Jones in training camp
Joe Judge Daniel Jones in training camp

In the wake of another leg injury, Daniel Jones' status for Sunday night's game against the Cleveland Browns is up in the air, but Joe Judge would —ideally — like to make his decision on who will be starting under center for the Giants later today.

“I’d like to have a much better idea (today). In a perfect world, I’d like to have a decision today," Judge said ahead of Friday's practice over Zoom. "I can’t say 100 percent that’s the case, but I’m leaning towards making a decision today if possible.”

Team sources relayed to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano that Colt McCoy — who started in Jones' place against the Seattle Seahawks (who they shockingly beat) as he dealt with a hamstring injury — was receiving more first team reps at practice than Jones, who looked like he was struggling with his left ankle sprain.

If McCoy ends up taking the reigns for the Giants against the Browns Sunday, Judge is fully confident in his ability to lead the team to another win, noting how he controlled the flow of their game in Seattle and made key plays down the stretch. 

The Giants are one game behind the Washington Football Team for the NFC East lead, but hold the tiebreaker over them if they were to finish the season with the same record. 

Though the Giants have a tougher schedule with the Browns and Baltimore Ravens on their schedule, they finish their season against the Dallas Cowboys, a great spot to pick up at least one more win. 

Washington plays the Seahawks and Carolina Panthers before facing what looks to be a rejuvenated Philadelphia Eagles team that took out the New Orleans Saints last week.

It's very possible the final week of the season will determine who gets to host a playoff game this year, but every game counts until we get there.