Cowboys again top Forbes rankings

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeAugust 14, 2013


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).