Given the Dallas Cowboys are often referred to as America’s Team, it’s not surprising that the team was once again named the most valuable sports franchise in 2021. The Cowboys were valued at $5.7 billion last year. The next teams in line after Dallas were the New York Yankees ($5.25 billion), New York Knicks ($5 billion), Barcelona Soccer ($4.76 billion), and Real Madrid Soccer ($4.75 billion).
This also all happened long before the team became the first NFL franchise to partner with a cryptocurrency company. Billionaire Jerry Jones was thrilled to announce the partnership with Blockchain this offseason.
Fans from all over the country and the world love the Cowboys. It’s proven in the TV ratings, ticket sales, and now, jersey and merchandise sales. On Thursday, the NFLPA released a list of the top 50 NFL player sales for products and merchandise. The list includes the recorded total of any player-branded merchandise sold from retail outlets “as reported by over 85 NFLPA licensees such as Fanatics, Outerstuff, Nike, Fathead, FOCO and Funko.” Products include trading cards, jerseys, clothing, backpacks, pennants, bobbleheads, figurines, and more.
The Cowboys had the most players on this list with five players. The San Francisco 49ers had the next highest amount with four players. They were:
- Dak Prescott: 6th
- CeeDee Lamb: 13th
- Ezekiel Elliott: 16th
- Micah Parsons: 28th
- Amari Cooper: 47th
The Dallas Cowboys lead all NFL teams with the most names on the NFLPA’s top 50 player sales list for 2021
Prescott beat out names like Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, and Cooper Kupp. Ja’Marr Chase, Najee Harris, Trevor Lawrence, DeVonta Smith, Trey Lance, Zach Wilson, and Mac Jones joined Micah Parsons as the rookies on the list. Elliott was still incredibly high on the list despite not having a Pro Bowl season since 2019.
And, although he was towards the bottom, you have to feel bad for the people who helped Cooper get to No. 47 on the list. After the 2021 season, the Cowboys traded the star wide receiver to the Cleveland Browns, so those fans are probably pretty upset that they spent somewhere around $100-$200 on a jersey for a guy who is no longer with the team.
Isn’t there some kind of superstition about getting a jersey with a name on it? There should probably be some kind of money-back guarantee if that player leaves within 365 days of purchase.