Join the club, Robert Saleh.
In the future after running back Breece Hall vented his frustrations together with his workload within the Jets’ 30-10 loss to the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Saleh shared the identical sentiment.
“Shoot, I’m frustrated, but I don’t think it was intentional,” the Jets’ head coach said on a Zoom call on Monday.
Hall had just 4 carries, tied with teammate Dalvin Cook, for 9 yards in Sunday’s loss.
The Jets only had 16 total rushes, and quarterback Zach Wilson had probably the most carries with five.
“I only got 4 touches. That’s why we struggled,” Hall said after the sport. “But it surely is what it’s.”
Saleh pointed to his defense’s inability to get off the sphere as the first reason for the shortage of carries, in addition to falling behind early.
The Cowboys converted 9 of 18 third downs and had the ball for 42 minutes, 15 seconds in comparison with the Jets’ 17:45.
In total, Dallas had 83 offensive plays to the Jets’ 46.
On their first two drives, the Jets actually ran the ball five times of their first 12 plays, with Hall getting two of those carries, before quickly trailing 10-0.
“We didn’t get him the ball because they weren’t on the sphere, he was on the bench,” Saleh said. “It’s hard to provide the guy the ball when he’s on the bench and he’s on the bench because we couldn’t get off the sphere on defense. That’s the frustrating part and by the point we were capable of start winning some third-down reps … the sport was over, the sport is out of whack, we were attempting to throw to catch back up.”
The Jets won’t know in the event that they’ll have kicker Greg Zuerlein available until Friday, Saleh said. Zuerlein missed Sunday’s loss after suffering a groin injury in practice on Thursday.
They signed veteran Austin Seibert as a fill-in. He made a 34-yard field goal and further point within the loss.
Safety Tony Adams and linebacker Quincy Williams are each still being evaluated for hamstring and knee injuries, respectively, though Saleh didn’t appear concerned about either.
Star receiver Garrett Wilson, who exited Sunday’s loss after getting the wind knocked out of him, is cleared.
Center Connor McGovern claimed the Cowboys, who gave the Jets’ offensive line matches, discovered the silent count they utilized in front of a raucous Dallas crowd.
“I don’t know the way, but they looked as if it would have a fairly good beat on our silent cadence,” McGovern said. “Cadence wasn’t our friend prefer it has been. … We now have some kinks to work on the market.”