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Now a Cowboy, Running Back Darren McFadden Is Selling Oakland Hills Home

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    The chef's kitchen.

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    The home's panorama views.

After joining the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent, NFL running back Darren McFadden is ready to leave California -- as well as his Oakland estate, which he recently listed for $2.3 million.

The All-American running back was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2008, the same year he bought this stunning home for $2.15 million. After an impressive college career at Arkansas, the running back's Raider career was up and down, with injuries keeping him sidelined much of the time. In March, he opted for a fresh start and signed a two-year deal with the Cowboys worth more than $5 million.

His five-bedroom, 5,239-square-foot home is pure glamour inside and out. A buyer will enjoy views of the Bay Area from the covered patio, master balcony, and oversized pool and spa.

That's if they can avert their gaze from the impressive two-story atrium, with its high ceilings, creamy walls, and sweeping windows.

Further inside, the kitchen pairs dark wood and granite, with an enormous center island and endless counter space.

With the home's amazing California views, moving must be difficult; but McFadden will likely benefit from a fresh start in Big D.