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Video Shows Heartfelt Moment Between Daniel Jones, Eli Manning

New York Giants QB Eli Manning waving as he walks off the field.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 30: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants waves to the fans as he leaves the field following his team's 36-35 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

The New York Giants were on cloud nine when Matt Gay's missed field goal for Tampa Bay resulted in a 32-31 win. Daniel Jones shined in the game, and played a vital role in overcoming an 18-point deficit to win.

After successfully leading a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter, Jones went to the sidelines where he was quickly greeted by his predecessor: Giants legend Eli Manning.

Not sour at all that he wasn't the one to lead the Giants today, Manning immediately embraced Jones with a bro-hug.

Jones was named the Giants' starter this past Tuesday and quickly demonstrated the same skills that had served him for four years at Duke.

He finished the game completing 64-percent of his throws and had four touchdowns. Two of them came through the air, while his first and last touchdowns came on the ground.

The Giants trailed 28-10 at halftime, but the whole team came alive early in the second half.

On the first play of the third quarter, Jones found tight end Evan Engram for a 75-yard touchdown pass. He later found Sterling Shepard for another touchdown later that quarter.

After a Tampa Bay field goal to make the game 31-25, Jones marched them down the field and scored the game-winner on a 7-yard run up the middle.

Tampa Bay had a chance to win the game with a field goal, but Matt Gay's kick went wide right.

The Giants are now 1-2, Daniel Jones is the starter going forward.