In his first season with the Redskins, defensive lineman Barry Cofield is in the midst of the first five-game losing streak of his six-year career. After a 20-9 loss to a Miami squad that lost its first seven games, Cofield said he expects those struggles to grow if players don’t step it up..

When asked to reflect on the difficult stretch, Cofield — who never lost more than four games in a row in five seasons with the Giants — did not hold back Monday morning. Cofield said he has seen players put in hard work but struggled to explain the recent woes for a team that won three of its first four games.

“There’s no guarantee that we can win another game,” Cofield began. “We just don’t have a team on our schedule that’s just going to lay down and you know, let us beat them.

“If we don’t play better,” he added, “there’s no reason to expect to win any games. The ball’s not going to just bounce our way. It could get very ugly. It could get historically ugly. Hopefully, guys are fearful of that, and hopefully, guys focus in and just come together and do whatever it takes to get a win. If we don’t, it’s going to be a very long winter.”