Former Cowboys still playing

IRVING, Texas -- One of Jason Garrett’s final messages to the Cowboys’ players on Monday was to watch the playoffs and let the feeling burn a little and serve as motivation in the offseason.

If the players take Garrett up on that message, then they will see some familiar faces playing or coaching on wild-card weekend. There are 10 former players among the six teams playing this weekend and five former coaches.

Cincinnati – Mike Zimmer, Pacman Jones, Dennis Roland

Pittsburgh – Shaun Suisham

Houston – Wade Phillips, Reggie Herring, Bobby King

New York GiantsChris Canty. (Isaiah Stanback is on the practice squad.)

Detroit – Bobby Carpenter, Leonard Davis, Stephen Peterman

New Orleans – Pat McQuistan, Scott Shanle, Sean Payton

Only Denver and Atlanta do not have former Cowboys players and coaches.