Cowboys Named NFL's Most Valuable Franchise By Forbes

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IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys have one again been named the NFL's most valuable franchise, according to estimations done by Forbes Magazine.

Forbes released its annual list of the world's 50 most valuable sports franchises Monday morning. The Cowboys came in at No. 5 overall and No. 1 among NFL teams with an estimated value of $2.1 billion, marking the seventh-straight year the team has topped the league in Forbes' calculations. The Cowboys ranked behind MLB's New York Yankees as North America's second-most valuable team.

The top three on the list were European soccer powers Real Madrid, Manchester United and FC Barcelona, which clocked in at values of $3.3 billion, $3.17 billion and $2.6 billion, respectively.

The Cowboys rank first out of 30 NFL teams to make the top 50. Dallas' NFC East rivals Washington, New York and Philadelphia checked in at No. 8, No. 9 and No. 15, respectively. [embedded_ad]

The full list can be seen at Forbes.com.

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