Dallas Cowboys Valued at $2.1 Billion and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistSeptember 6, 2012

Aug 15, 2012; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (right) and quarterback Tony Romo (9) at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The Dallas Cowboys continue to be the most valuable franchise in the NFL and one of the most valuable sports teams in the world. The latest numbers are out from Forbes, and Dallas' value increased by 14 percent in the last year, which has the latest estimate at a whopping $2.1 billion.

The Washington Redskins grew three percent to $1.6 billion, and the New York Giants came in at $1.5 billion after growing by 13 percent. Those two ranked fourth and fifth in the league, respectively.

The only NFC East team outside of the top five, you've probably guessed by now, is Philadelphia. The Eagles rose eight percent to $1.3 billion, ranking seventh.

And that's just one reason why I call it the league's most popular division....


Here's what else is being talked about in the NFC East:

Dallas Cowboys

Center Phil Costa hurt his back again Wednesday night in New Jersey, but Jerry Jones called it cramps, according to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.

Rainer Sabin of the same newspaper had Jones telling him after the game that he'd never sell this team. $2.1 billion be damned.


New York Giants

From Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post: The replacement officials might have screwed the Giants with one particular non-call Wednesday night.

As Hank Gola of the New York Daily News points out, last night's huge performance was also a homecoming for Kevin Ogletree, who is a New York native.


Philadelphia Eagles

Despite the fact their statuses are in the air, the Eagles are preparing as if they'll have to face Trent Richardson and Joe Haden Sunday, according to Chris McPherson of PhiladelphiaEagles.com.

CSN Philly's John Gonzalez writes that the Eagles know the onus is large in 2012.


Washington Redskins

From Mike Jones of the Washington Post: The Redskins have the personnel, but can they put it all together?

With Brandon Meriweather slated to miss 2-4 weeks, Rich Campbell of the Washington Times wonders how detrimental the loss will be. Remember: they don't have Tanard Jackson, either.