Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones intends to keep the title of general manager, he said during his twice-weekly radio show.
"We're not structured that way," Jones told KRLD-FM on Tuesday. "We didn't structure it that way with my ownership. There's no way that I would be involved here and not be the final decision maker on something as important as players, and that is a key area. That's never been anybody's misunderstanding. It's been a debated thing, but it's just not going to happen."
The Cowboys are 3-5 heading into Sunday's game at Philadelphia. Dallas has won three Super Bowls with Jones running the team, but has only two postseason wins since beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1995's Super Bowl XXX.
On KRLD-FM, Jones also clarified a statement he made during an NBC interview that said he'd fire himself as GM because of the team's record over the past few years.
"It's real clear," Jones said. "I was asked the question, 'If you were an owner and you had a general manager, would you make a change?' Under those circumstances, I speculated that I would probably have made a change, but that's not our situation."