Jason Garrett, Cowboys staff will coach in Pro Bowl
The announcement comes hours after the the Baltimore Ravens announced that John Harbaugh and his staff will coach in place of the Denver Broncos' staff. The coaching staffs from the highest-seeded teams to lose in the divisional round of the playoffs are typically tasked with coaching the Pro Bowl, but Broncos coach John Fox parted ways the team on Monday.
The Pro Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 25 in Glendale, Ariz., a week before Super Bowl XLIX.
The contracts of Garrett and some of his assistants expired after the Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday. However, Garrett is reportedly on the verge of receiving a new five-year deal from the team. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, deals are imminent for both Garrett and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.
For the second straight year, the Pro Bowl will feature teams selected by captains instead of the traditional AFC vs. NFC format. This year's captains are Cris Carter and Michael Irvin.
- Mike Fiammetta