Cha-ching! Dallas Cowboys valued at $4.8 billion

They lead this list for the 11th straight year.

Twenty-seven National Football League teams were valued at $2 billion or more. The New England Patriots are second ($3.7 billion) and the New York Giants third ($3.3 billion).

The Dallas Cowboys again topped the annual list published by the business magazine on Monday, coming in at a $4.8 billion value in 2017, which is a 14 percent increase from last year's $4.2 billion mark.

The Giants returned to the No. 3 spot with a $3.3 billion value (up 9 percent from a year ago with $477 million in revenue).

It seems that the trick to increasing your team's value is to open a new stadium. Even as the Bears stumbled to a 3-13 mark in 2016, that's an increase of almost 6 percent year over year.

Forbes estimated the Jaguars had $377 million in revenues, $192 million in player expenses and $58 million in gate revenue.

The Cowboys, Forbes reports, bring in more than $150 million a year from sponsorships.

Every NFL team is worth at least $1 billion, with the Buffalo Bills last at $1.6 billion.

Around the rest of the NFC North, the Chicago Bears rank seventh at $2.85 billion, the Green Bay Packers are 13th at $2.55 billion and the Minnesota Vikings come in at 18th at $2.4 billion.

The Atlanta Falcons had the highest increase in value, up 16 per cent to more than US$2.47 billion The team just moved into a US$1.5 billion stadium.

  • Jo Lloyd