IRVING, Texas – No new contracts have officially been announced, but Jason Garrett and the Cowboys coaching staff will participate in the 2015 Pro Bowl, the league announced Tuesday.
Garrett and his coaching staff will be assigned to coach one of the two Pro Bowl teams through the Pro Bowl Draft, which will see Hall of Fame wide receivers Michael Irvin and Cris Carter select opposing all-star teams for the game, set to be played Jan. 25 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh and his coaching staff have been selected to coach the Pro Bowl's other team.
The announcement comes in the middle of a week that has the Cowboys negotiating contracts with several of their most important coaches, including Garrett. Many Cowboys coaches, including Garrett and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, are not as of yet under contract for the 2015 season.
In an interview with 105.3 The Fan on Monday afternoon, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team wanted its coaching staff to work the Pro Bowl – but only once the necessary contracts were finalized.
"I know we feel like we can get it done, and I think there's positive feedback from the coaches back there and we're going to roll up our sleeves and get to work and try to get everything done," he said. "If that happens, I think they'll be coaching in the Pro Bowl."
Garrett has experience coaching in a Pro Bowl, as he was a part of the Cowboys staff that coached in the 2010 Pro Bowl in Miami. At his season-concluding press conference on Tuesday morning, he said it would be an honor to play a part in this year's game.
"To get a chance to coach some of the best players in the league and interact with them, I think that's a positive experience for everybody," Garrett said. "You certainly want to embrace that. It's a fun week, it's really, again, a privilege to be a part of."