Cowboys named most valuable team at $7.64B

by Ricardo Gutierrez - The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable franchise in sports as Sportico estimates the NFL team is worth $7.64 billion.

Dallas Cowboys named most valuable sports franchise at $7.64 billion 12:01 AM ET Todd ArcherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two children Jerry Jones has said he would never sell the Dallas Cowboys . If he ever changed his mind, Sportico has it valued at $7.64 billion, making it the most valuable franchise across all sports. According to Sportico, the Cowboys have a $630 million advantage on the second-place New York Yankees. NFL VALUATIONS (per Sportico) 1) Dallas Cowboys $7.64B 2) Los Angeles Rams $5.91B 3) New England Patriots $5.88B 4) New York Giants $5.73B 5) San Francisco 49ers $5.18B 6) Chicago Bears $5B 7) New York Jets $4.8B 8) Washington Commanders $4.78B 9) Philadelphia Eagles $4.7B 10) Denver Broncos $4.65B 11) Houston Texans $4.63B 12) Seattle Seahawks $4.385B 13) Pittsburgh Steelers $4.26B 14) Green Bay Packers $4.19B 15) Las Vegas Raiders $4.08B 16) Miami Dolphins $4.06B 17) Atlanta Falcons $3.88B 18) Minnesota Vikings $3.72B 19) Los Angeles Chargers $3.62B 20) Kansas City Chiefs $3.54B 21) Baltimore Ravens $3.435B 22) Carolina Panthers $3.36B 23) Tennessee Titans $3.29B 24) Tampa Bay Buccaneers $3.28B 25) New Orleans Saints $3.26B 26) Indianapolis Colts $3.245B 27) Cleveland Browns $3.18B 28) Arizona Cardinals $3.165B 29) Buffalo Bills $2.99B 30) Jacksonville Jaguars $2.94B 31) Detroit Lions $2.86B 32) Cincinnati Bengals $2.84B LEAGUE AVERAGE $4.14B Sportico's calculations are derived from interviews with more than 30 bankers, lawyers, team executives, owners, consultants as well as public documents involved in the sport. The average NFL franchise is worth $4.1 billion, up 18% over last year. The Denver Broncos were sold to the Walton-Penner family ownership group for $4.65 billion, according to sources. The sale is expected to be approved at the next meeting of owners. The price is a record paid for a North American sports franchise. Sixteen NFL franchises have been valued at least $4 billion, compared to seven in the other U.S. sports leagues, including four in the NBA and three in MLB. The total value of the NFL's franchises, which include team-related businesses and real estate held by owners, is $132 billion, according to Sportico. The Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots have real-estate developments and other businesses that made it the top three valued teams in the NFL. The Cowboys started a hospitality company, Legends, with the Yankees, and has partnerships with a number of NFL teams. This offseason it became the first NFL team to reach a sponsorship deal with a cryptocurrency company, "Sports may not be for everybody, but for those who do love it, it is real fertile ground," executive vice president Stephen Jones told Sportico. "Whether it's a Legends platform, a real estate platform, a technology platform, we've seen that you can use The Star, the Cowboys and sports to really enhance business. The top-10 valued franchises are the Cowboys ($7.64 billion), Los Angeles Rams ($5.91 billion), New England Patriots ($5.88 billion), New York Giants ($5.73 billion), San Francisco 49ers ($5.18 billion), Chicago Bears ($5 billion), New York Jets ($4.8 billion), Washington Commanders ($4.78 billion), Philadelphia Eagles ($4.7 billion) and Broncos ($4.65 billion). The Cincinnati Bengals , who made it to last season's Super Bowl, are the least-valued franchise at $2.84 billion.