It’s easy to blame Washington’s offense for the group’s loss Thursday: Colt McCoy threw three interceptions, also Adrian Peterson hurried for just 35 yards.
But security D.J. Swearinger pointed the finger in the defense.
Swearinger blasted their functionality following the Cowboys gained 404 complete yards. Ezekiel Elliottrushed for 121 yards; Dak Prescott threw for 289 yards; and Amari Cooper grabbed eight passes for 180 yards.
“Frustrating as hell, guy,” Swearinger explained. “We lose two matches in a row due to the defense. Ain’t no damned crime, man. We lost the match. We lost the game on protection 2 weeks in a row. Defense. If you would like to be a championship defense, then you need to maintain that burden on your spine. That is the weight that you need to hold if you’d like to be a championship defense.
If you would like to be a normal defense, then it do not mean much to you. But before you have that championship mindset for a guardian, you understand s*** will happen out there week in and week out when you play with good teams. We can go out there and do anything on groups which are not excellent. Whenever you have teams that could play you, you need to prepare. You need to tackle. You must do the basic things right. If you do not do the basic things right, you’re likely to get humiliated on national TV.
“That is the reason why we do not get respect as the Redskins. We do not do the easy things right. We do the easy things right, I promise that you will get esteem. I see why we get disrespected, since we do not win the big games. The only way you win the big games would be that you get ready for the big matches, and that’s daily.”