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Cash Cow-Boys: Dallas Is Second Most Valuable Pro Sports Franchise

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Cash Cow-Boys: Dallas Is Second Most Valuable Pro Sports Franchise

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IRVING, TX - OCTOBER 14: Owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys celebrate on the sidelines during the game against the New England Patriots at Texas Stadium on October 14, 2007 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Love them or hate them, there is one indisputable fact about the Dallas Cowboys as we know them today: they are a blue ribbon cash cow of an NFL franchise. According to Forbes Magazine, per the Dallas Business Journal, the team is the second most valuable franchise in the world, and tops in the United States.

How 'bout them Cowboys, indeed.

Only Manchester United, the United Kingdom's answer to the New York Yankees, is more valuable than your Cowboys, and they're not all that far ahead; United is worth an estimated $1.83 billion, compared to $1.65 billion, Dallas's estimated worth. According to the report, "America's Team" pulls in an annual revenue of around $280 million.

Which might explain what Jerry's been smirking about all these years.

The aforementioned Yankees come in third, with an estimated value of $1.6 billion, followed by the Washington Redskins and New England Patriots.

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