The Rovers manager was impressed with the display produced by Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Mowbray told LancsLive: "Leeds are a very good team. I don't want to say we deserve this and that, we spent a lot of time out of possession today because they're so good with the ball.
"Yet when we got to 2-1 there was a nervousness about the place and the frustration ultimately is that we didn't have the quality to pray on that nervousness. We fought back into the game but it means very little sitting here with no points.
"They've got the best defence in the league, I think they're an amazing team at pressing the ball, closing you down and not allowing you to build up slowly.”
Leeds are third in the Championship table at the moment with 31 points from 16 matches, level on points with second-placed Preston North End and two points behind leaders West Bromwich Albion.
The West Yorkshire outfit have scored 21 goals and have conceded just nine goals so far this season, according to BBC Sport.
Leeds have the meanest defence in the league, and attacking-wise, they are also brilliant, and this season they seem to have all the ingredients to finish in the top two of the Championship table and clinch automatic promotion to the Premier League.
The Whites will take on Luton Town away from home in the Championship after the international break.
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