There's nothing really wrong with using him for extra coverage considering his wife was a professional BBall player and his daughter plays for Princeton, but the timing was pretty odd. This clip aired about 5 minutes before the NFL Today Pregame Show.
Cowher wasn't on set at first so the group had Charlie Casserly there to fill in. By the time he was on camera CBS had the rare and pointless 6-man desk. They couldn't even move their arms.