Drafted with pick no.43, Jones spent the 2022 season in the VFL working on his craft, now given the opportunity to prove himself at senior level.
The speedy 19-year-old, who hails from Mt Barker in Western Australia, was sidelined earlier in the year with a groin injury but has impressed over the summer, earning a spot in Luke Beveridge's Round 3 side.
Jones' debut comes amid a period of uncertainty for the Dogs, staring down the barrel of a 0-3 start to the season after a disappointing few weeks. The Bulldogs have lost the opening two games to Melbourne and St Kilda, falling by a combined 101 points.
Arty's reaction is everything
The moment our debutant got the news. pic.twitter.com/4c1NisbeDd
— Western Bulldogs (@westernbulldogs) March 28, 2023
Facing the Lions on Thursday night looms as yet another challenge, with Brisbane trying to improve on their own 1-1 record.
The Bulldogs confirmed the news of Jones' debut Tuesday, with the young pup told in front of the playing group at a team meeting.
Jones managed 16 games in the VFL last year, kicking 7.15 while spending time in the middle and inside 50.