In his first game back from his 2022 season-ending ACL injury last week against the Buffalo Bills, Jets running back Breece Hall looked electric, rushing for 127 yards on only 10 touches. In the Jets’ second-week loss to the Dallas Cowboys however, Breece was grounded. He rushed for only 9 yards on 4 attempts and was unable to complete his only reception from quarterback Zach Wilson. Hall’s explanation? They need to get him the ball more than 4 times a game.
“I mean, I only had four touches,” Hall said in the post-game following the loss to the Cowboys. “That’s why we struggled. But it is what it is. We just got down early today and kind of just abandoned the run. I feel like with any team that type of stuff happens — that’s how it is, you feel like you gotta get back in the game and stuff like that, it just slips away. So that’s what it was.”
While some might argue that the Cowboys have one of the best defensive lines in the NFL, Hall still believed his playmaking ability would’ve made a difference against in the game if he was given more opportunities.
“I can do something with it whenever I touch it,” Hall added. “But it’s just, they had a good D-line today and our O-line had its hands full, and I feel like we just didn’t get going today. Like I said, we abandoned the run early.”
While the Cowboys were stacking the box against the Jets from very early on in the game, with nearly every defender five yards away from the line of scrimmage at many points, Hall insisted that the Jets’ running game could have solved their offensive woes.
“I mean, every team stacks the box against us,” Hall said. “They still gotta stop it.”
When asked about Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons tackling Hall in the backfield for a seven-yard-loss on the first play of the game, Hall gave the rookie Cowboy some well-deserved praise.
“He’s the best defensive player in the NFL,” Hall said. “So obviously he’s a difference maker. It was just tough sledding for us today.” Parsons would go on to finish the game with 4 tackles, 2 sacks and a forced fumble against the Jets.
Despite Parsons’ monster game, Hall also thinks that the Jets offense could have helped quarterback Zach Wilson more.
“I felt like we could have helped Zach out some more,” Hall added. ”Backs, O-line, receivers. I felt like we all could have helped Zach out some more. Felt like those last two picks weren’t on him, he was just trying to make a play, get us going, get something going.”
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