Mark Ingram, Running Back
"We were on a good run. You know, we've got to go back to the drawing board."
"They were just playing. We didn't have a good enough plan. So, we'll fix it."
"They played hard. They did a good job. We didn't do enough."
"I feel like we just didn't get going early. The defense played great. They kept us with a chance to win. We just didn't do enough, a lot of penalties. The defense got turnovers. We were able to lean on our defense today, but we weren't able to do enough to win."
On how they rebound: "We take this break. We come back Wednesday. Well, first we figure out and correct this stuff. Then have our little break and get back to work this week."
On lack of first half points: "I'm not worried about it. We'll be just fine. We've still got the same play makers, the same you know? We're good. We just got to fix it. We didn't do enough today. We just need to make sure that this never happens again."
On if Dallas did something different: "They didn't do anything out of the ordinary. They played good football. Give credit to those guys. They were prepared. They played good football. Like I said, we didn't do enough to win."
On Dallas linebackers: "They run to the football. They play hard. They play good as a unit. Give those guys credit. But I don't think we played to our standard today. We'll be back."
Alvin Kamara, Running Back
On if he expected a penalty on that hit: "Did one come out? It is what is. It doesn't matter what I was expecting…Yeah, I'm cool. I came back out, didn't I?"
On if there were surprises in lack of production: "Were there surprises? I mean, it is football. There are a lot of variables that go into this game. So, you know it is what it is. Like Mark was saying, we just didn't play to our standard. We are going to get it corrected.
Benjamin Watson, Tight End
"You've got to give Dallas credit. Give them credit defensively. We didn't do very much offensively. They played a great game…They did a good job today."
"It's definitely frustrating. As an offense, you want to score points. That's your job. Every time you go out there every time, you want to score. That's what we focus on. Tonight, you just have to give them credit. They had a good game plan. They had us off kilter. They got pressure on us. They had some great pass defenses. They did a good job battling off the running game. Offensively, we just never got in synch. We had a couple drives but not enough to complement our defense. Our defense played a tremendous game."
On third and longs: "I think play callers always talk about what they are going to call on 3rd and 8, 3rd and 12, 3rd and 15 or whatever. Your percentages go way down when you get yourself in that position. It's a long season. This is one unit. This is one loss. As tough as it is, you never want to lose any games, but in the big scheme of things it is one loss. Next week, we have to come back and prepared for our next opponent."
"We always try to emphasize our tempo. I think we tried our presnap shifts quickly. We tried to get to the fronts quickly. They were able to stop a lot of what we tried to do. All you can do is complement them. They had a great game plan. Those guys made plays. Obviously, we have some work to do."
On moving on: "It's always important. Whether you win or whether you lose…it's the same process. You have to dissect the tape. We may play them again. We may not play them again. It really doesn't matter at this point. What matters is moving to next week. It's fortunate for us that it's Thursday. We have a few extra days to digest this and comb through the details to get ready for our next opponent."
Jermon Bushrod, Offensive Lineman
"We've got to go back to work. It's a humbling experience when you're not doing the things you're supposed to do. As an individual and as a team, we left a lot out there. But I'm not going to take that from them. They came out and they brought it all four quarters. The first half was not good. We came out and did some good things in the second half, but it was just too little too late. We couldn't put the consistent drives together like we are used to doing and it came back to bite us."
"We got used to winning games. When you come in here and don't get the job done like that, yeah we've just got to get back to work. We've got to go back and detail our assignments better. We've got to get in the classroom and figure out what we need to better at. We need to figure it out fast. The good thing is that we've got extra four days. But the next week is going to come around here before we know it. We've got to get back to work. Nobody cares that we lost. They are just looking to see how we respond."