Cowboys Named Most Valuable NFL Franchise
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NEW YORK (AP) The Dallas Cowboys are the NFL’s most valuable franchise at $1.85 billion, according to Forbes magazine’s annual survey.
That also gives the Cowboys the highest worth of any U.S. team, and makes them second only to Manchester United of the English Premier League, valued at $1.9 billion, among franchises worldwide.
The New York Yankees are worth $1.7 billion, according to Forbes’ most recent baseball calculations.
Following the Cowboys in value among NFL teams are the Washington Redskins ($1.55 billion), New England Patriots ($1.4 billion), New York Giants ($1.3 billion) and New York Jets ($1.223 billion).
Altogether, 15 NFL teams are worth $1 billion.
Least in value, Forbes reports, are the Jacksonville Jaguars ($725 million).
On the web: www.forbes.com
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