The Dallas Cowboys have had a relatively quiet offseason.
They’ve also added Tyler Smith, Sam Williams, and Jalen Tolbert through the draft.
The Cowboys believe that they have enough personnel to defend their NFC East title.
However, the Philadelphia Eagles could give them a run for their money.
But in terms of franchise valuation, the Cowboys are second to none.
Last season, Forbes estimated the team’s value at $6.5 billion, the highest in the NFL.
That’s a 14 percent change from their 2020 value and they had an operating income of $280.4 million.
It’s not even close because the New England Patriots are number two at $5 billion.
While Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would make a fortune in selling the team, it would be difficult to see it happen.
Jerry Jones to @peter_king on how much he could sell the Cowboys for: “More than $10 billion. But let me make this very clear, I’ll say it definitively. I will never do it. I will never sell the Cowboys. Ever.”
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) May 16, 2022
Dallas Morning News’ Calvin Watkins tweeted Jones’ response to Peter King regarding the Cowboys’ value if sold.
Jones said, “More than $10 billion. But let me make this very clear, I’ll say it definitively. I will never do it. I will never sell the Cowboys. Ever.”
Why A Cowboys Sale Is Impossible To Happen
As a businessman, Jones will want profit from his investment.
If someone agrees to his $10 billion asking price, that’s a huge profit from the $140 million he paid in 1989 to buy the team.
However, it’s difficult to see an ownership group shelling out that much money to purchase a sports team.
Besides, why would Jones sell an enterprise that continues to make money?
Aside from merchandise and ticket sales, he also earns from advertisements.
Renting out AT&T Stadium for other events also makes him money even without football games.
Therefore, if it continues to make cash, why give it away?