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The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 8.8k votes 1.2k voters 28.3k views46 items

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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  • 1
    463
    117

    Lee Roy Jordan

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

  • 2
    469
    125

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

  • 3
    479
    166

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

  • 4
    312
    121

    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

  • 5
    230
    79

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

  • 6
    236
    101

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

  • 7
    186
    79

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

  • 8
    203
    92

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

  • 9
    207
    98

    Thomas Henderson

    Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

  • 10
    175
    79

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

  • 11
    154
    82

    Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

  • 12
    127
    63

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

  • 13
    143
    78

    Seasons: 1990, 1989

  • 14
    117
    60

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

  • 15
    125
    73

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

  • 16
    111
    67

    Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

  • 17
    113
    78

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

  • 18
    93
    64

    Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

  • 19
    77
    57

    Robert Jones

    Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

  • 20
    74
    60

    Dixon Edwards

    Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

  • 21
    101
    93

    Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

  • 22
    54
    53

    Jeff Rohrer

    Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

  • 23
    61
    66

    Seasons: 2002

  • 24
    81
    96

    Seasons: 2008

  • 25
    54
    63

    Godfrey Myles

    Seasons: 1995