Report: DeMarco Murray 'unhappy' in Philly, Dallas trade possible?

The 2014 and 2015 seasons were night and day for DeMarco Murray, with the running back moving from the Cowboys to the Eagles and finding far less success with his new team.

Murray was very unhappy last season, reportedly going to owner Jeffrey Lurie and complaining about coach Chip Kelly and the touch distribution. Despite Kelly being fired and Doug Pederson replacing him, Murray reportedly still isn't happy.

And Ian Rappoport of NFL Network reports a trade is a possibility, perhaps even back to Dallas.

It's a nice notion. Murray made a mistake and signed with the Eagles and wasn't a fit. Dallas made a mistake by not keeping him around and it cost them when the run game struggled this year. Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden weren't going to replace Murray.

The problem here is the trade. Murray's got a lot of money left on his contract. Philly would take a $13 million dead money hit on the cap if they trade him. Dallas would have to pay Murray $7 million this season. Two teams in the same division would have to agree on a trade.

A lot has to happen. Including Pederson agreeing to let Murray walk.

Interesting on that note is Pederson has concern about the salary cap but perhaps more concern about the best thing for his roster this season. Also: apparently the coach has final say in Philly. This feels familiar.

It's late February in the NFL so nothing is off-limits. Free agency is creeping up and things can get pretty hairy quickly. It wouldn't be shocking to see Murray on a different team. But with all that needs to happen, it doesn't feel like a likely outcome.

Murray still isn't happy in Philly. (USATSI)
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