He was replaced by Tyree Jackson, who led the Defenders on a touchdown drive, capping it with a 9-yard scoring strike to tight end Khari Lee. Jackson finished the game 9-of-14 passing for 39 yards and the touchdown. He also rushed seven times for 32 yards in the Defenders' 15-6 victory.
Defenders coach Pep Hamilton said after the game that Jones will remain the starter despite Sunday's benching.
After completing 62% of his passes for 499 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in DC's two wins to start the season, Jones has completed just 44% of his passes with no touchdowns and six interceptions since. The Defenders had dropped two straight games before snapping the skid Sunday.