Forbes Ranks Cowboys #1 in Net Worth

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are worth $1.65 billion, the
most of any U.S.-based sports franchise, according to Forbes
magazine's annual rankings.
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. In all, 19 teams are worth
at least $1 billion.
Oakland has the least value, not even reaching half of Dallas'
worth. The Raiders are worth $797 billion, down 7 percent from the
previous year.
Eight teams saw their value drop in this year's rankings, and
six had no change. The league average remains at $1.042 billion.

Franchise values of the top 10 NFL teams heading into 2009
season according to Forbes magazine (all figures in billions unless
noted):
Current 1-year Revenues
Value Pct.Change ($millions)
1. Dallas Cowboys 1.650 2 280
2. Washington Redskins 1.550 1 345
3. New England Patriots 1.361 3 302
4. New York Giants 1.183 0 230
5. New York Jets 1.170 0 227
6. Houston Texans 1.150 2 256
7. Philadelphia Eagles 1.123 1 250
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1.085 3 241
9. Chicago Bears 1.082 2 241
10. Denver Broncos 1.081 2 240
League Average 1.042 0 237


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