Cowboys extend reign as most valuable NFL team: Forbes

(Reuters) - The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable National Football League team for an 11th consecutive year, valued at nearly twice the league average, according to the annual list published by business magazine Forbes on Monday.

The Cowboys, who have reached the playoffs only nine times since winning their last Super Bowl in 1995, are worth $4.8 billion, up 14 percent rise from last year, Forbes said.

Reigning Super Bowl champions New England Patriots ($3.7 billion) were joined by New York Giants ($3.3 billion), Washington Redskins ($3.1 billion) and San Francisco 49ers ($3.05 billion) in the top five.

Forbes calculated the average value of the NFL's 32 teams at $2.52 billion, an 8 percent jump that was driven by hefty TV contracts and new stadiums and stadium renovations that help to generate more revenue from premium seating and amenities.

The 10 most valuable NFL teams:

The top 10 most valuable NFL teams: 2017-18
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The top 10 most valuable NFL teams: 2017-18

10. Philadelphia Eagles ($2.65 billion)

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9. New York Jets ($2.75 billion)

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8. Houston Texans ($2.80 billion)

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7. Chicago Bears ($2.85 billion)

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6. Los Angeles Rams ($3 billion)

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5. San Francisco 49ers ($3.05 billion)

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4. Washington Redskins ($3.1 billion)

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3. New York Giants ($3.3 billion)

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2. New England Patriots ($3.7 billion)

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1. Dallas Cowboys ($4.8 billion)

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For the complete list visit Forbes.

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