Saquon Barkley
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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley isn’t questioning the lack of touches he received during Sunday’s loss in Dallas.

No need to sugarcoat the New York Giants’ loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Big Blue was simply torched. Their defense couldn’t keep up with the passing game led by quarterback Dak Prescott, as they ultimately allowed the Pro Bowl quarterback to throw for 405 yards and four touchdowns.

The Giants offense wasn’t horrible; Eli Manning threw for 306 yards and Saquon Barkley rushed for 120 yards. However, it was the workload of the latter that surprised many.

Barkley only carried the ball 11 times and there were some play calls on 3rd-&-short that strangely didn’t involve him. All-in-all, Barkley isn’t questioning those play calls from head coach Pat Shurmur.

“Obviously, as a competitor, you want the ball in your hands, but you’ve got to trust the system. You’ve got trust your teammates,” Barkley said, per Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post.

“It’s what I do. I’m not going to question the call. I believe that the calls are right, and we have to find ways to capitalize on them, convert that third down and convert that fourth down and find a way to get into the end zone.

“We’ve got to find ways to make it happen. We’ve got enough playmakers on offense that can help our defense out.”

Barkley averaged 10.9 yards-per-carry on Sunday, with his first rush of the season going for 59 yards.

This offense, regardless of if Manning or eventually Daniel Jones is at the helm, will need to run through their generational running back. Barkley should have more opportunities against the Buffalo Bills this coming Sunday.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.