With the Pro Bowl now taking place before the Super Bowl, the losers with the better seed in the Divisional Round of the playoffs are the ones given the responsibility of coaching one of the two teams in the Pro Bowl, which is no longer an AFC-NFC affair but instead a game comprised of two teams picked by captains.
On Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys announced via their Twitter account that head coach Jason Garrett and his staff will indeed follow through on their obligation of coaching one of the squads. On the AFC side, the job was supposed to fall to the Denver Broncos' staff, but they were all relieved of their duties on Monday.
There's one catch to all of this, and that's that a coach not under contract isn't allowed to coach in the exhibition, which of course leads to rampant speculation that Jason Garrett and the Cowboys are nearing an agreement on a new contract as Garrett became a free agent after Sunday's loss to Green Bay.
It also might tell us that some key free agents on the Cowboys' staff could be retained, as well, such as Bill Callahan, Scott Linehan and Rod Marinelli, who was rumored to be heading to Tampa Bay but apparently wants to return to Dallas according to Garrett in his Tuesday press conference.
Who knows what the future holds for those guys, but you have to believe this means Garrett is indeed coming back, which has been assumed all along.
So maybe it'll give you a reason to actually watch the Pro Bowl on Jan. 25, what do you say?