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 weak-side) 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

Seasons: 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

2
155 38
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

3
166 49
Sean Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

4
100 36
Ken Norton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

5
76 23
Thomas Henderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

6
80 29
D. D. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

7
75 28
Eugene Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

8
91 41
Dat Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000

9
72 28
Bob Breunig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

10
72 32
Dexter Coakley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

11
60 31
Greg Ellis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

12
48 22
Mike Hegman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

13
49 27
Dave Edwards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

14
37 18
Darrin Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

15
43 24
Jack Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1990, 1989

16
49 32
Anthony Spencer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

17
45 29
Bradie James is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

18
45 33
Anthony Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

19
27 19
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

20
33 27
Randall Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

21
23 21
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

22
26 28
Bruce Carter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Bruce Carter

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

23
29 32
Zach Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2008

24
27 31
Damien Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Damien Wilson

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

25
18 20
Anthony Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Anthony Dickerson

Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982

26
29 34
J. J. Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
J.J. Wilcox

Seasons: 2015

27
24 29
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009

28
29 36
Rolando McClain is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014

29
15 21
Kyle Wilber is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

30
11 16
Fred Strickland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Fred Strickland

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996

31
16 23
Godfrey Myles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Godfrey Myles

Seasons: 1995

32
12 20
Darren Hambrick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Darren Hambrick

Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999

33
15 25
Jeff Rohrer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Jeff Rohrer

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

34
11 20
Markus Steele is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Markus Steele

Seasons: 2002, 2001

35
12 22
Broderick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1996

36
25 41
Orlando Scandrick is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2016

37
12 23
Scott Fujita is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2005

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9 20
Kevin Hardy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2002

39
12 25
Alshermond Singleton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Alshermond Singleton

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

40
10 23
Scott Shanle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Scott Shanle

Seasons: 2005, 2004

41
7 19
Guy Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Guy Brown

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1977

42
8 21
Gene Babb is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1961, 1960

43
8 21
Mike Dowdle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1962, 1961

44
7 20
Gene Cronin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1960

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5 20
Garry Cobb is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Garry Cobb

Seasons: 1988

46
5 20
Barron Wortham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Barron Wortham

Seasons: 2000