LANDOVER, Md. (AP) D.J Swearinger didn't even want a few hours to soak up a victory before preparing for the Dallas Cowboys.
In the aftermath of a gutsy performance without two top players and after a short turnaround from an embarrassing defeat, the Washington Redskins safety figured he'd start looking at Cowboys film as soon as he got home. It's that kind of focus he wants all his teammates to have to make sure the roller-coaster Redskins don't take another dip with back-to-back games coming up against NFC East rivals.
"We've got the Cowboys coming in - there shouldn't be no laughing next week," Swearinger said after Washington beat the Carolina Panthers 23-17 Sunday. "The thing we've got to understand, man, we can't go up and down. This team goes up and down. We've got to stay consistent in our preparation. Whatever we did last week, we've got to stay consistent."