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Redskins Come Up Short to Cowboys in Forbes Rankings

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (L) shakes hands with Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder (R) before the start of Redskins and Cowboys game at FedExField on November 20, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (L) shakes hands with Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder (R) before the start of Redskins and Cowboys game at FedExField on November 20, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — It’s still the preseason but the Dallas Cowboys already beat the Washington Redskins in one thing — value.

Forbes released its annual list of “The Most Valuable NFL Teams” on Wednesday and the Cowboys earned the top ranking for the seventh consecutive year. Forbes values “America’s Team” at $2.3 billion and points to its recently signed $500 million, 25-year naming rights deal with AT&T as one of the reasons the Jerry Jones-owned franchise is No. 1 again.

Redskins fans shouldn’t sulk too much, though, as Washington comes in at No. 3 on the list, valued at $1.7 billion. Dan Snyder’s team spent $104.3 million in 2012 while pulling in $381 million in revenue, according to Forbes.

“The Redskins organization is riding the momentum of two second-year players, quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris,” Forbes says in the rankings. Griffin’s jersey was the top-seller among all NFL players last season.

Elsewhere in the NFC East, the New York Giants are ranked one spot behind the Redskins at fourth and valued at $1.55 billion. The Philadelphia Eagles come in at No. 7, valued at $1.314 billion.

The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens are ranked ninth and valued at $1.227 billion.

The New England Patriots (No. 2; $1.8 billion), Houston Texans (No. 5; $1.45 billion), New York Jets (No. 6; $1.38 billion), Chicago Bears (No. 8; $1.252 billion) and San Francisco 49ers (No. 10; $1.224 billion) round out Forbes’ top 10.

The league’s cheapest team, according to Forbes, is the Oakland Raiders which is valued at $825 million.

The NFL’s 32 teams are worth, on average, $1.17 billion, a 5 percent increase from last year.

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