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Cardale Jones Is Dominating The Guardians In His 2nd XFL Start

XFL quarterback Cardale Jones in his first DC Defenders game.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: Cardale Jones #12 of the DC Defenders celebrates after the XFL game against the Seattle Dragons at Audi Field on February 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is dominating the New York Guardians on Saturday afternoon. His second start in the XFL got off to a hot start when he hit former Penn State wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins in the corner of the end zone.

The touchdown gave the Defenders a 6-0 lead over the Guardians. It's been all defenders since, as Guardians quarterback Matt McGloin - another former Penn State product - has struggled to find success.

Jones, meanwhile, hasn't missed the mark very much in his second start. The former Buckeye is 11-of-19 passing for 155 yards and a touchdown.

He also added 14 rushing yards when he scampered for a first down early in the first quarter.

Here's his touchdown pass to Thompkins.

It's been a solid first half for Jones, who was the highest-graded passer from the XFL's first weekend.

He completed 16-of-26 passes for 291 yards and two scores. He also added 28 yards on the ground, giving him over 300 total yards of offense in the team's win.

The Defenders rolled through the Seattle Dragons last Saturday, 31-19. Now the team holds a 9-0 lead over the Guardians near the end of the first half.

Jones is clearly the face of the XFL as he continues to dominate.