Aside from vacationing, many NFL players use the month-or-so layoff period between the final minicamp of the offseason and the opening of training camp to take care of whatever business they need to before the grind of the season gets started. For Cowboys running back Darren McFadden, this meant putting his house in Oakland on the market for $2.3 million.
Made the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders, McFadden spent seven mostly uninspiring seasons with the team before coming to Dallas in free agency this offseason, the day after the NFL’s reigning rushing champion, DeMarco Murray, left the Cowboys for the Eagles.
The Los Angeles Timeshas a bunch of great pictures of the house, a gated Mediterranean-style home, if you’re into that sort of thing.
As for McFadden the man, he’ll be looking to win a prominent role in the offense in training camp, battling for carries with Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar, Ryan Williams and Lache Seastrunk. At least at the very top, the Cowboys remain very high on McFadden: Owner Jerry Jones trumpeted after his signing that despite the mediocrity of his years in Oakland, McFadden still possesses the rare skill set that led to his being a first round pick.