Coach Brian Daboll previously said that the signal-caller, who got in limited practice work throwing this week, was still not cleared for contact. Jones would start if cleared. It could be a stretch for the QB to return at this stage, but the club kept the door ajar Friday.
Jones missed the Week 6 loss to the Buffalo Bills after suffering the neck injury in Week 5 versus Miami.
If Jones isn't cleared before Sunday, Tyrod Taylor will make his second start of the season. Taylor went 24-of-36 passing for 200 yards and an 80.8 passer rating in Week 6's narrow defeat.