Football The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of Dallas football? Then check out this list of Dallas Cowboys linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Dallas Cowboys history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Dallas defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers and outside (strong side or weakside) linebackers. Featuring some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Cowboys LBs include DeMarcus Ware, Anthony Spencer, Bradie James, and Dat Nguyen.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Dallas Cowboys starting LBs and backup LBs are Tre'Von Johnson, Sean Lee, Jaylon Smith, and Damien Wilson. 

Who are the best linebackers in Dallas Cowboys history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Dallas Cowboys starting linebacker.

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Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Lee Roy Jordan Seasons: 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

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DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
DeMarcus Ware Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

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Sean Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Sean Lee Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

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Ken Norton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Ken Norton, Jr. Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

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Thomas Henderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Thomas Henderson Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

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Dat Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Dat Nguyen Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000

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Eugene Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Eugene Lockhart Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

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Dexter Coakley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Dexter Coakley Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

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D. D. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
D. D. Lewis Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

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Bob Breunig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Bob Breunig Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

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Greg Ellis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Greg Ellis Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

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Dave Edwards is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Dave Edwards Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

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Mike Hegman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Mike Hegman Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

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Bradie James is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Bradie James Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

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Randall Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Randall Godfrey Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

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Darrin Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Darrin Smith Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

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Anthony Spencer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Anthony Spencer Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

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Anthony Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Anthony Hitchens Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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Robert Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Robert Jones Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

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Jack Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Jack Del Rio Seasons: 1990, 1989

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Dixon Edwards is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Dixon Edwards Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

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Zach Thomas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Zach Thomas Seasons: 2008

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Damien Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Damien Wilson Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

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Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Keith Brooking Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009

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Bruce Carter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Bruce Carter Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

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J. J. Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
J. J. Wilcox Seasons: 2015

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Godfrey Myles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Godfrey Myles Seasons: 1995

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Rolando McClain is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Rolando McClain Seasons: 2015, 2014

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Anthony Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Anthony Dickerson Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982

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Broderick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Broderick Thomas Seasons: 1996

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Fred Strickland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Fred Strickland Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996

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Kyle Wilber is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Kyle Wilber Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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Kevin Hardy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Kevin Hardy Seasons: 2002

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Mike Dowdle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Mike Dowdle Seasons: 1962, 1961

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Scott Fujita is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Scott Fujita Seasons: 2005

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Markus Steele is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Markus Steele Seasons: 2002, 2001

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Alshermond Singleton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Alshermond Singleton Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

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Darren Hambrick is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Darren Hambrick Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999

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Orlando Scandrick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Orlando Scandrick Seasons: 2016

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Jeff Rohrer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Jeff Rohrer Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

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Gene Babb is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Gene Babb Seasons: 1961, 1960

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Barron Wortham is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Barron Wortham Seasons: 2000

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Guy Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Guy Brown Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1977

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Garry Cobb is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Garry Cobb Seasons: 1988

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Gene Cronin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Gene Cronin Seasons: 1960

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Scott Shanle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Scott Shanle Seasons: 2005, 2004