By Kimie Bunyasaranand
September 05, 2012

Jerry Jones's Cowboys are the highest valued NFL team for the sixth straight year at $2.1 billion. (Thearon W. Henderson, Getty Images)

Results of a Forbes survey show that the Cowboys are the NFL's highest valued team for the sixth straight year, according to the Associated Press. Dallas, led by owner Jerry Jones, are worth $2.1 billion, a 14% increase compared to last year. The Cowboys became the first U.S. sports franchise worth more than $2 billion; only the English Premier League's Manchester United are more valuable ($2.24 billion). The Patriots were second in the NFL at $1.64 billion.

The average worth of each team is $1.11 billion, up 7% from 2011.

"New TV contracts, the collective bargaining agreement signed last year that will last a decade, and higher premium seating revenue contributed to the increases."

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