Refreshing the team's mentality is a key part of Dawkins' message as well.
He said the men in the locker room have no choice but to forge ahead without dwelling on each loss. That means getting ready to play Kansas City without getting caught up in every mistake that may have contributed to a defeat.
"We can't cry over that spilt milk," he said. "We just have to make sure when we come out of this bye week -- as much as this thing hurts -- dust ourselves off, have a smile on our face, a song in our heart and go out and play some inspired football."