While a point will edge both sides closer towards safety, with results below them maintaining a healthy gap over the relegation places, there was little creative spark.
Even the return for Dimitar Berbatov from a hamstring injury could not inspire Fulham, with a 25-yard effort from midfielder Steve Sidwell at the start of the second half about the best of the visitors' few chances.
But Jol said: "Bryan Ruiz only came to us [on Friday] at the hotel, Stanislav Manolev was not even here, he was in London and had to come up in a cab [in the morning]. Sascha Riether had to leave [with illness], Chris Baird also had the same problem with a bug, and so we had two players making their debuts.
"We lacked a bit of momentum and tempo, so we could not hurt them, especially in the first half."
Berbatov had to go off to the changing room to have stitches in a blooded nose after being caught in the face by high boot from Norwich midfielder Bradley Johnson inside the first few minutes.
Jol was not impressed and added: "I get very irritated by that, when someone kicks you and you have to go off for five minutes. Later Hugo [Rodallega] was also kicked and he had to go off, and they played again with 11 against 10.
"We have got to change that because it is an awful rule, you should send their player away as well for five minutes and play 10 against 10."