Cowboys getting calls for No. 9 pick

NEW ORLEANS -- The Cowboys are getting calls from other teams about trading the No. 9 pick of the draft, according to a source.

Whether or not the Cowboys do trade the pick is uncertain, but after a 6-10 season that saw coach Wade Phillips get fired, there are all sorts of needs.

Stephen Jones, the Cowboys' executive vice president, has said the team has to get the best player available at No. 9. You can laugh at that if you want, but it's true in so many ways for a team trying to get back to the postseason after failing to reach its goals last year.