Cowboys Extend Reign As NFL's Most Valuable Team - Forbes

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The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable National Football League (NFL) team for a seventh consecutive year, double the league average, according to an annual survey by business magazine Forbes on Wednesday.

The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable National Football League (NFL) team for a seventh consecutive year, double the league average, according to an annual survey by business magazine Forbes on Wednesday.

The Cowboys, who recently signed a $500 million naming rights deal with AT&T, are worth $2.3 billion, a 10 percent rise over last year, Forbes said in a statement.

Dallas, who last year became the first North American sports franchise to top the $2 billion mark, have missed the playoffs for three consecutive seasons and have not won a Super Bowl since 1996.

The New England Patriots ($1.80 billion), Washington Redskins ($1.70 billion), New York Giants ($1.55 billion) and Houston Texans ($1.45 billion) completed the top five.

Forbes said the average value of the NFL's 32 teams rose five per cent to $1.17 billion, which Forbes attributed to league revenue increasing to an average of $286 million per team during the 2012 season from $276 million the previous year.

The Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens, were ranked ninth with a value of $1.22 billion, a six per cent jump over last year.

 

The 10 most valuable NFL teams for 2013

1. Dallas Cowboys, $2.30 billion

2. New England Patriots, $1.80 billion

3. Washington Redskins, $1.70 billion

4. New York Giants, $1.55 billion

5. Houston Texans, $1.45 billion

6. New York Jets, $1.38 billion

7. Philadelphia Eagles, $1.31 billion

8. Chicago Bears, $1.25 billion

9. Baltimore Ravens, $1.22 billion

10. San Francisco 49ers, $1.20 billion

For the complete list, visit: (www.forbes.com/nfl)