Saturday, August 23, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Cowboys again top NFL teams in value; Eagles still No. 7

NEW YORK - How 'bout them Cowboys? They're No. 1 in something even before the NFL season begins: total value.

The Cowboys are worth $1.65 billion, the most of any U.S.-based sports franchise, according to Forbes magazine's annual rankings. Only Manchester United, of the English Premier League, is worth more worldwide, $1.87 billion.

The Cowboys lead the rankings for the third straight year and are worth $100 million more than the runner-up Washington Redskins. New England is third at $1.361 billion, followed by the New York Giants ($1.183 billion) and Jets ($1.170 billion).

The Eagles remain seventh ($1.123 billion, up from last year's $1.116 billion), behind the Houston Texans. In all, 19 teams are worth at least $1 billion, with the biggest gainer in Forbes' rankings the Patriots, Chargers, Bills and Buccaneers, each at 3 percent.

More coverage
  • Birds' Eye View: Vick 'surprised' by ruling
  • Post Patterns: Vick rejoins road gang
  • Birds' Eye View: What's next for Eagles?
  • Eagles fall to Jets
  • Eagletarian: Vick Eligible Week 3; Scores TD
  • Moving the Chains: 'A good start' for Kolb
  • Eagletarian: Reid won't commit to roster moves
  • The Idle Rich: Waiting for the other shoe (Feeley) to drop
  • Source: Vick ruling likely by Saturday
  • Eagles get to see Buddy Ryan's boy Rex in action
  • NBC Sports team says Vick worth watching, no matter what
  • Cowboys again top NFL teams in value; Eagles still No. 7
  • Send us new name for Wildcat
  • Eagles vs. Jets preview
  • Eagletarian
  • Special Section: Insider's Guide to Fantasy Football
  • Send us new name for Wildcat
  • NBC Sports team says Vick worth watching, no matter what
  • Eagles get to see Buddy Ryan's boy Rex in action
  • Eagles vs. Jets preview
  • Cowboys again top NFL teams in value; Eagles still No. 7
  • Vick got his second chance. Others less fortunate could really use one
  • Eagles vs. Jets preview
  • Pacman-to-Winnipeg falls through
  • The league average remains at $1.042 billion. Oakland has the least value, not even reaching half of Dallas' worth. The Raiders are worth $797 million, down 7 percent from the previous year.

    Washington has the most revenues, $345 million; the Eagles' revenues total $250 million. At the bottom in revenues is Detroit with $206 million.

     

    NFL VALUES

    Rk. FranchiseValue

    1. Dallas Cowboys. . . $1.650 billion

    2. Washington Redskins. . . $1.550 billion

    3. New England Patriots. . . $1.361 billion

    4. New York Giants. . . $1.183 billion

    5. New York Jets. . . $1.170 billion

    6. Houston Texans. . . $1,150 billion

    7. Eagles. . . $1.123 billion

    8. Tampa Bay Bucs. . . $1.085 billion

    9. Chicago Bears. . . $1.082 billion

    10. Denver Broncos. . . $1.081 billion

    11. Baltimore Ravens. . . $1.079 billion

    12. Carolina Panthers. . . $1,049 billion

    13. Cleveland Browns. . . $1.032 billion

    14. Kansas City Chiefs. . . $1.027 billion

    15. Indianapolis Colts. . . $1.025 billion

    16. Pittsburgh Steelers. . . $1.020 billion

    17. Green Bay Packers. . . $1,019 billion

    18. Miami Dolphins. . . $1.015 billion

    19. Tennessee Titans. . . $1 billion

    20. Seattle Seahawks. . . $994 million

    21. Cincinnati Bengals. . . $953 million

    22. New Orleans Saints. . . $942 million

    23. Arizona Cardinals. . . $935 million

    24. San Diego Chargers. . . $917 million

    25. St Louis Rams. . . $913 million

    26. Buffalo Bills. . . $909 million

    27. San Francisco 49ers. . . $875 million

    28. Detroit Lions. . . $872 million

    29. Jacksonville Jaguars. . . $866 million

    30. Atlanta Falcons. . . $856 million

    31. Minnesota Vikings. . . $835 million

    32. Oakland Raiders. . . $797 million

     

    Associated Press
    Latest Videos:
    Also on Philly.com:
    Stay Connected