The New York Giants took the top spot in the NFC East after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, but the victory had a cost.

Second-year quarterback Daniel Jones was shaken up after a seven-yard run in the third quarter. Jones came up limping, and backup Colt McCoy eventually replaced him.

Although Jones would return on the next series, he exited the game again after failing to put wait on his right hamstring. Jones watched from the sideline as the Giants held on for the win.

Jones' health would have been a major storyline if he suffered a debilitating injury. However, the Giants appear to have dodged a bullet in that regard.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network first reported Jones' hamstring issue is not “major,” adding the former Duke product has an “outside chance” at playing on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

However, ESPN's Jordan Raanan says Jones will likely miss some time, even if a major injury was avoided.

The Giants have stormed back into the divisional race after starting the year with a 1-7 mark.

New York ripped off a pair of divisional wins against the Washington Football Team and Philadelphia Eagles before defeating the Bengals. Now, the Giants find themselves in the driver's seat, at least for now.

Jones has been steadier in the last three weeks. He took five sacks against Washington but still managed the game while throwing a touchdown pass and leading New York to a win. Jones then completed 75 percent of his pass attempts while rushing for 64 yards and a score against the Eagles.

The 23-year-old completed just 16 of 27 passes against Cincy but kept New York in the game. Jones has not turned the ball over since Week 8, and the Giants have thrived as a result.

New York will not rush Jones back, even as it prepares to face the Seahawks next week. Still, Jones' prognosis is good news for Giants fans given the injury looked bad when it happened.