IRVING, Texas -- A few weeks ago, defensive tackle Jason Hatcher challenged his teammates to stop the roller coaster the Cowboys have been on the past few years.
The team hasn't won consecutive games since a three-game win streak last December. The Cowboys (2-2) are currently in first place in the NFC East, but in some ways it doesn't feel like it given the 0-2 mark on the road.
Cornerback Brandon Carr said the team can't find a way to get off the roller coaster.
"You want to be consistent that’s the whole thing," Carr said Monday, the day after the Cowboys' 30-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers. "I get tired of saying it, the whole roller coaster thing, it’s real and we still haven’t found an answer to it. But all you can do is come to work each day and prepare and get ready for the next opponent we're going to face."
Carr called the loss to the Chargers humbling and said the defense was embarrassed. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 401 yards with three touchdown passes. The Chargers offense kept the Cowboys' defense on the field for the bulk of the third quarter. The Cowboys' had seven offensive snaps in the third quarter as Rivers and the Chargers scored 20 unanswered points.
"It makes your stomach hurt," Carr said. "It gets your emotions and everything into it, it's just not a good feeling. We have too many good ballplayers, good coaches, just overall a good program, a good organization and we should be winning these games. It's tough to win on the road, but the good teams get the job done and we have to find a way to look within ourselves and get the job done."