Cowboys owner Jerry Jones insists he hasn't decided whether Terrell Owens will return and that coach Wade Phillips will be his own defensive coordinator in 2009.
Jones also said Tuesday he wasn't surprised an agreement couldn't be reached with Dan Reeves. The former Cowboys player who coached Denver and Atlanta to the Super Bowl was set to join the team as a consultant before the deal fell through at the last minute.
Repeated questions over the status of Owens angered Jones. Speculation about the receiver's future has swirled since the Cowboys' season imploded with a blowout loss at Philadelphia that kept Dallas out of the playoffs.
Defensive coordinator Brian Stewart was fired a few weeks later, and Jones said Tuesday he decided not to hire a replacement.