Defensive end Jeremy Mincey believes that the Dallas Cowboys are "way better" than their current record and vowed to keep searching for solutions.
Dallas started the season with back-to-back wins but fell to a 33-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday to make it six consecutive defeats since.
It's a run that Mincey admits they must find their way out of as soon as possible if they are to have any hope of salvaging their campaign.
"We definitely got to get together and figure out ways to stop this madness," he told the Dallas Morning News.
"What is this, six in a row? That's too much. And we're way better than that, that's what's frustrating about it. That talent we possess and the guys we have on the field and then come up short, six games in a row, it's unacceptable.
"It's unacceptable for me, it's unacceptable for the rest of the guys. So we'll get that fixed.
"We're still alive. We still got hope. We're 1-1 with the Giants and we're 1-1 with the Eagles. Hopefully we can get the Redskins twice and get back in this thing.
"We're not going to give in, I don't care how deep in the hole we are. We're going to find our way to climb out of this hole. We will find our way."
No team who has started the season with a 2-6 record has ever made the playoffs under the current format.
It's something that Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is aware of, but he insists his focus is on the future, not history.
"I don’t think you want to spend too much time talking about other teams in the division, play-off races and all that kind of stuff," Garrett said.
"What we need to do is get better. We're going to come back in here and get better as a football team.
"We'll show them why we need to get better, how we're going to get better and we'll give them a plan going forward from what we need to do on that day to make our football team better. That's how we’re going to approach it."