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Forbes: Dallas Cowboys, at $2.3 billion, are most valuable NFL team

The Dallas Cowboys are the NFL's most valuable team. (MCT via Getty Images) The Dallas Cowboys are the NFL's most valuable team. (MCT via Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys are the NFL's most valuable team for the seventh straight year, according to Forbes' annual team valuations. The Cowboys are worth $2.3 billion, outpacing the Patriots ($1.8 billion) and Redskins ($1.7 billion) for the top spot.

According to the report, NFL franchises are, on average, worth $1.17 billion, a 5 percent increase from last year. That value tops the average values of the top 20 soccer teams in the world ($968 million), the 30 Major League Baseball teams ($744 million), the 30 NBA teams ($509 million) and the 30 NHL teams ($282 million).

Forbes' Mike Ozanian writes that the increase in average value comes mostly from a 3.6-percent increase in revenue. The Cowboys topped the league with $539 million in revenue last year.

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The only team in the NFL to post an operating loss was the Detroit Lions. The Raiders are the least valuable franchise, with a value of $825 million.

To see the full list of NFL team values, click here.

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