Forbes: Cowboys Are NFL's Most Valuable Team

The Dallas Cowboys are the NFL's most valuable team for the 11th straight year.
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The Dallas Cowboys are once again the National Football League's most valuable team, according to an annual list complied by Forbes Magazine.

The Cowboys are worth $4.8 billion, a 14% percent rise over the previous year and leads the next closest team by more than $1 billion in value. They lead this list for the 11th straight year.

The New England Patriots ($3.7 billion), New York Giants ($3.3 billion), Washington Redskins $3.1 billion) and the San Francisco 49ers ($3.05 billion) round out the top five.

The average NFL franchise is worth $2.5 billion, with 27 of the 32 teams valued at $2 billion. 

The rise in profits are due to the league's television contracts and record operating profits. The NFL's income of $3.2 billion is $500 million more than the combined earnings of teams in the NBA, NHL and MLB.

Teams with new or renovated stadium salso saw a rise in value.

The Vikings' $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium, where this year's Super Bowl will be played, helped the team's venue revenue to more than $60 million.

Minnesota is now valued at $2.4 billion. The Atlanta Falcons are worth slightly more than Vikings, coming in at $2.48 billion with the opening of their $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The NFL made $13.2 billion in total revenue with almost 60% of that coming from various media deals.