Jerry Jones wins again.
The most valuable NFL franchise in 2016 is the Dallas Cowboys, according to Forbes. The Cowboys were also named the most valuable franchise in 2015.
The publication says the franchise is worth $4.2 billion and pulled in $700 million in revenue. The New England Patriots are second on the list with a value of $3.4 billion and $523 million in revenue. The rest of the top five includes the New York Giants ($3.1 billion valuation), the San Francisco 49ers ($3 billion valuation) and the Washington Redskins ($2.95 billion valuation). The top five teams remained almost entirely intact when compared to last season. The Redskins dropped from No. 3 in 2015 to No. 5 in 2016, while the Giants and 49ers both moved up a spot.
There are a couple of similar traits within the top five. Each team is a storied NFL franchise with a die-hard fan base, are in enormous markets and possess savvy owners who know how to get an incredible return on their investments.
The biggest surprise on the list might be the Los Angeles Rams surging to No. 6 on Forbes’ list. Clearly, a change of scenery has been good for the Rams financially. The Rams ranked 28th on last year’s list when they were still the St. Louis Rams. The team is currently valued to be worth $2.9 billion, doubling last year’s valuation.
Here is the rest of Forbes’ list, including the team’s current value and record from last season.