After a victory over Seattle last week, Cardale Jones helped keep the D.C. Defenders undefeated, throwing two touchdown passes and making some other highlight plays to lead the Defenders to a 27-0 shutout victory over the New York Guardians on Saturday.
Jones completed 23-of-37 passes (62.2%) for 276 yards and the aforementioned touchdowns, to go with an interception.
Cardale Jones drops a dime for a touchdown on the opening drive of his second XFL start.pic.twitter.com/XtBi7xqWSm— Eleven Warriors (@11W) February 15, 2020
Jones also rushed one time for 14 yards.
One of his most impressive plays came in the fourth quarter, when he dropped back to pass, scrambled, fumbled, picked the loose ball back up and recovered to throw a downfield dart to DeAndre Thompkins for a first down.
Cardale Jones: playmaker.pic.twitter.com/trMIRa4iyR— Eleven Warriors (@11W) February 15, 2020
Including his 11 wins at Ohio State, Jones is now 13-0 as a starting quarterback since graduating high school.
Along with Jones, former Buckeye cornerback Doran Grant had a pass breakup for the Defenders on Saturday while Tracy Sprinkle disrupted a few plays on the defensive line, including one pressure that led to a pick-six for his teammate Jameer Thurman.
The Defenders will look to improve to 3-0 when they take on the Los Angeles Wildcats next Sunday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. on FS1.