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There's no change at the top in Forbes' annual rankings of the NFL's most valuable franchises.

The Dallas Cowboys remained No. 1 for the seventh consecutive year on the magazine's list with an estimated worth of $2.3 billion.

The Cowboys, who last won a Super Bowl in 1996, were well ahead of the New England Patriots, who ranked second at $1.8 billion. Rounding out the top five were the Washington Redskins ($1.7 billion), New York Giants ($1.55 billion) and Houston Texans ($1.45 billion).

The NFC East was the dominant divisions in franchise value with all four teams ranked in the top seven. The Philadelphia Eagles were seventh at $1.31 billion.

The average value of NFL franchises was $1.17 billion, which is significantly higher than Major League Baseball ($744 million), the NBA ($509 million) and the NHL ($282 million). No NFL team declined in value over the previous year.

The nine NFL teams worth less than $1 million are the Arizona Cardinals ($961 million), San Diego Chargers ($949 million), Atlanta Falcons ($933 million), Cincinnati Bengals ($924 million), Detroit Lions ($900 million), St. Louis Rams ($875 million), Buffalo Bills ($870 million), Jacksonville Jaguars ($840 million) and Oakland Raiders ($825 million).
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