Cowboys lead NFL teams on Forbes' list of most valuable sports teams

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

All 32 NFL teams made Forbes’ list of the 50 most valuable sports teams, led by the Cowboys, who ranked No. 3.

Valued at $1.85 billion, the Cowboys tied with the New York Yankees for third on the list, ahead of the Redskins (fifth at $1.56 billion), Patriots (sixth at $1.4 billion) and Giants (ninth at $1.3 billion).

Fifteen NFL clubs are valued at $1 billion or more. The league’s least valuable franchise, the Jaguars, came in at 47th on the list with a value of $725 million. New owner Shahid Khan purchased the team for $760 million in January.

The new Collective Bargaining Agreement and television deals should increase values for all NFL franchises in coming years.