Cowboys tops most-valuable NFL team list for 3rd year

Forbes magazine’s 2009 valuation of NFL teams ranks the Dallas Cowboys No. 1 for the third consecutive year. The recession has kept a lid on values and reduced the value of eight teams — the first time in 10 years any NFL team has lost value.

1. Dallas Cowboys Owner: Jerry JonesCurrent value: $1.650 billion

1-year change in value: +2 percent

Debt/value: 12 percent

Revenue: $280 million

Operating income: $9.2 million

  

2. Washington Redskins Owner: Daniel SnyderCurrent value: $1.550 billion

1-year change in value: +1 percent

Debt/value: 15 percent

Revenue: $345 million

Operating income: $90.3 million

 

3. New England Patriots Owner: Robert KraftCurrent value: $1.361 billion

1-year change in value: +3 percent

Debt/value: 21 percent

Revenue: $302 million

Operating income: $70.9 million

 

4. New York Giants Owners: John Mara, Steven TischCurrent value: $1.183 billion

1-year change in value: Zero

Debt/value: 55 percent

Revenue: $230 million

Operating income: $26.1 million

 

5. New York Jets Owner: Robert W. Johnson IVCurrent value: $1.170 billion

1-year change in value: Zero

Debt/value: 64 percent

Revenue: $227 million

Operating income: $24.3 million

 

6. Houston Texans Owner: Robert McNairCurrent value: $1.150 billion

1-year change in value: +2 percent

Debt/value: 26 percent

Revenue: $256 million

Operating income: $41.5 million

 

7. Philadelphia Eagles Owner: Jeffrey LurieCurrent value: $1.123 billion

1-year change in value: +1 percent

Debt/value: 16 percent

Revenue: $250 million

Operating income: $48.8 million

 

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Owner: Malcolm GlazerCurrent value: $1.085 billion

1-year change in value: +3 percent

Debt/value: 13 percent

Revenue: $241 million

Operating income: $68.9 million

 

9. Chicago Bears Owner: McCaskey familyCurrent value: $1.082 billion

1-year change in value: +2 percent

Debt/value: 9 percent

Revenue: $241 million

Operating income: $41.6 million

 

10. Denver Broncos Owner: Patrick BowlenCurrent value: $1.081 billion

1-year change in value: +2 percent

Debt/value: 14 percent

Revenue: $240 million

Operating income: $39.9 million

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