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Dallas Cowboys top Forbes' most valuable NFL franchises list for eighth straight year

Forbes Magazine released it’s annual list of the most valuable NFL franchises, and for the eighth consecutive year, the Dallas Cowboys are perched at the top.

The only team in the world worth more than the Cowboys is European football giant Real Madrid at $3.4 billion

The Cowboys have not made the playoffs since 2009, and haven’t played defense since 2011, but they are still worth $3.2 billion according to Forbes, which has them easily on top of the list.

Here is the rest of the list.  Where does your team rank?

1. Dallas Cowboys: $3.2 billion

2. New England Patriots: $2.6 billion

3. Washington Redskins: $2.4 billion

4. New York Giants: $2.1 billion

5. Houston Texans: $1.85 billion

6. New York Jets: $1.8 billion

7. Philadelphia Eagles: $1.75 billion

8. Chicago Bears: $1.7 billion

9. San Francisco 49ers: $1.6 billion

10. Baltimore Ravens: $1.5 billion

11. Denver Broncos: $1.45 billion

12. Indianapolis Colts: $1.4 billion

13. Green Bay Packers: $1.375 billion

14. Pittsburgh Steelers: $1.35 billion

15. Seattle Seahawks: $1.33 billion

16. Miami Dolphins: $1.3 billion

17. Carolina Panthers: $1.25 billion

18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $1.225 billion

19. Tennessee Titans: $1.16 billion

20. Minnesota Vikings: $1.15 billion

21. Atlanta Falcons: $1.125 billion

22. Cleveland Browns: $1.12 billion

23. New Orleans Saints: $1.11 billion

24. Kansas City Chiefs: $1.1 billion

25. Arizona Cardinals: $1 billion

26. San Diego Chargers: $995 million

27. Cincinnati Bengals: $990 million

28. Oakland Raiders: $970 million

29: Jacksonville Jaguars: $965 million

30. Detroit Lions: $960 million

31. Buffalo Bills: $935 million

32. St Louis Rams: $930 million

There are a few surprises, most notably that the Redskins are still such a valuable team. Dan Snyder is one of the most hated men in the D.C. metro area, which is saying a lot! The media coverage over the name hasn’t hurt the team at all so far.

The Super Bowl champion Seahawks are right in the middle of the pack.

The Houston Texans have had a rough run lately, but they are still in the top five. The team they replaced?  Well, they seem to have lost quite a bit of value in Nashville.

The Bills can’t even draw an auction bid of $1 billion, and Forbes shows why: they aren’t nearly worth it.


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