ARLINGTON, TX --- The Colts lost to the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium 42-7 Sunday afternoon to drop to 10-5 on the season, snapping a 4-game winning streak.
Here's what players said in the locker room after the game, in particular what head coach Chuck Pagano told the team:
"We gotta play better. Everybody, every phase. All three phases we gotta get better, starting on Tuesday when we come in. Everyone has to play better. Everyone has to be accountable. We gotta move on. This one definitely stings, just gotta move forward."
Defensive Lineman Art Jones
"Pull it together. We're going to the playoffs. That's a playoff team. We can't play like that. We're better than that."
Safety Sergio Brown
"We just gotta come out and play better, man. We can't come out the way we played. They're a great football team, and they were fighting for a lot. We're still fighting for a lot to end this season the right way. So, hey. We gotta pick it up and get to rollin'."
Nose Tackle Josh Chapman
"They're a playoff caliber team, and those are the teams we need to learn how to match-up against and how to beat, because when it's time to get in the playoffs , those are the types of teams we're going to play."
Defensive Lineman Ricky Jean Francois
"We have a lot to fix if we want to get where we're going. Pretty simple. We gotta learn from it."
Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck
"Coach Pagano kept it real. We got spanked in all three phases of the ball. You can't do that in the National Football League, especially against a team that won their division today, gonna be in the playoffs. You just can't do that. We learned that against Pittsburgh this year. We learned it against St. Louis last year. We just gotta remember that and keep it moving forward, play good, sound football the rest of the way if we want to get to where we want to go."
Punter Pat McAfee