The mantra of it's okay, we'll get them next time, left the Cowboys when Wade Phillips fired last season.
Jason Garrett is holding the Cowboys accountable for how they perform in the practice and it games.
To that end, he was not happy with last night's performance against the Chargers and let the players know it in no uncertain terms after the game.
It wasn't so much the 20-7 setback as it was the three turnovers, mental breakdowns and gaffes on defense.
Never mind that it was just the second preseason game. Garrett said things must be cleaned up now, especially the turnovers.
"What I told the team after was, without having seen the stats, I bet we had more yards," Garret said. "I bet we ran for more yards. I bet we threw for more yards. I bet we were better on third down. But ultimately it comes down to we turned it over three times and they didn't turn it over at all. We need to do a better job taking care of the football. We need to do a better job getting it away from them. That is statistic No. 1 in the NFL and we lost tonight. I think that was a big reason why."
Garrett was not done either.
He said "we live in reality. There was some things that happened that exposed us. There were a number of mental mistakes. We need to play better. There are some things that happened tonight that are mistakes that we shouldn't have made. There were some good things that happened but there were a lot of things that need to be addressed."