In New Jersey (Sales), Cowboys Are Giants
Dec. 16, 2008: Tony Romo, Brett Favre and Eli Manning lead the NFL in best-selling jerseys of 2008, and the Dallas Cowboys have three players in the top ten. Some 500,000 Romo replica jerseys of the Cowboys quarterback have been purchased by fans this year, followed by Favre at 450,000, whose New York Jets jersey became a hot item last August when he was traded by the Green Bay Packers, according to SportScanINFO, West Palm Beach, Fla., which tracks sales of sporting goods. Manning is the lone New York Giants player on the list with jersey sales of about 420,000, followed by his brother, Peyton Manning, whose Indianapolis Colts jersey topped 375,000 in sales. Running back Adrian Peterson of the Minneapolis Vikings is the only non-quarterback in the top five, with 250,000 jerseys sold. The rest of the top ten, in order: Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears - 250,000; LaDanian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers - 140,000; Marion Barber, Dallas Cowboys - 100,000; Tom Brady, New England Patriots - 90,000; Terrell Owens, Dallas Cowboys - 75,000.