Dallas Cowboys Top The List of NFL’s Highest Priced Teams in Annual Forbes List

The Dallas Cowboys are the NFL’s first and only $2 billion franchise, falling just short of soccer team Manchester United for the most expensive franchise in sports in the latest Forbes Magazine annual team value list.

Michael Ozanian, Forbes’ executive editor, said the Cowboys’ value, which the magazine tabs at $2.1 billion, is “a conservative estimate.”

Ozanian said the magazine took into account the Cowboys’ $80 million in sponsorship income, their state-of-the art stadium and the fact that they are the only team in the NFL that distributes its own merchandise to retailers.

Last on the list are the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that has been speculated to be the next NFL team that will move to Los Angeles to try and revive the 2nd largest market in the U.S.

With new stadiums in the works for the Vikings and 49ers, their values skyrocketed. Minnesota had a 22 percent increase to $975 million, while San Francisco moved up 19 percent to $1.175 billion.

Jimmy Haslam III bought the Cleveland Browns this summer for $1 billion, $13 million more than the value Forbes placed on the team, which ranks 21st.

Rank Team Current Value ($mil) 1-Yr Value Change (%) Debt/Value (%) Revenue ($mil) Operating Income ($mil)
1

Dallas Cowboys

2,100 14 13 500 226.7
2

New England Patriots

1,635 17 16 380 118.8
3

Washington Redskins

1,600 3 28 373 109.0
4

New York Giants

1,468 13 44 326 59.0
5

Houston Texans

1,305 9 15 304 61.9
6

New York Jets

1,284 5 58 299 27.0
7

Philadelphia Eagles

1,260 8 8 296 48.2
8

Chicago Bears

1,190 9 10 286 65.3
9

San Francisco 49ers

1,175 19 11 245 30.0
10

Green Bay Packers

1,161 7 2 276 43.1
11

Baltimore Ravens

1,157 6 23 279 48.6
12

Indianapolis Colts

1,154 9 4 268 62.6
13

Denver Broncos

1,132 8 13 276 49.3
14

Pittsburgh Steelers

1,100 8 18 266 -0.8
15

Miami Dolphins

1,060 5 36 265 14.5
16

Carolina Panthers

1,048 5 18 269 11.5
17

Seattle Seahawks

1,040 4 12 260 16.4
18

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1,033 5 17 258 44.1
19

Tennessee Titans

1,011 5 12 262 38.8
20

Kansas City Chiefs

1,008 2 13 259 46.4
21

Cleveland Browns

987 1 15 258 28.7
22

Minnesota Vikings

975 22 34 227 7.2
23

New Orleans Saints

971 1 13 259 37.0
24

San Diego Chargers

936 2 13 246 22.5
25

Arizona Cardinals

922 2 16 246 20.5
26

Cincinnati Bengals

871 0 11 235 18.1
27

Detroit Lions

855 1 32 231 -4.6
28

Atlanta Falcons

837 3 33 239 15.3
29

Buffalo Bills

805 2 16 240 29.4
30

Oakland Raiders

785 3 16 226 -15.2
31

St Louis Rams

780 1 15 231 6.7
32

Jacksonville Jaguars

770 6 19 238 29.6

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