The Dallas Cowboys have been the most valuable franchise in the NFL for a long time now, but it’s truly incredible just how much more valuable they are than any other team, even with a lack of sustained success in recent years.
Forbes just released its annual NFL team valuation list, with the Cowboys coming out on top for the 15th straight year. The gap between the Cowboys and the No. 2 team, the New England Patriots, is astronomical. Dallas comes in at a $6.5 billion valuation in 2021, with a one-year change of 14%.
Meanwhile, the Patriots are “only” at $5 billion. That’s a $1.5 billion difference between No. 1 and No. 2. The New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams are hot on the heels of New England at $4.85 billion and $4.8 billion, respectively, and there are four other franchises that hit the $4 billion mark (Washington Football Team, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, New York Jets).
Here’s the top 10:
For the 15th straight year, the Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable franchise in the NFL 🏈
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Again, the Cowboys being at the top of the list isn’t a surprise, but it’s wild that they’re $1.5 billion ahead of the next closest franchise. They are America’s Team, though, and they have a state-of-the-art stadium that helps their cause.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has to be one happy man seeing this list. Now they just need to win some games and improve upon that 6-10 record.