Cowher said Sunday on the "NFL Today" show he plans to continue in his job with CBS this year. He said the timing was not right for a return to coaching.
Various reports recently have speculated that Cower might be a candidate for one of several NFC head-coaching vacancies.
Cowher coached the Steelers for 15 years, winning a Super Bowl in 2005 and compiling an overall record of 149-90. He left coaching after the 2006 season.