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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121 28
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

2
118 28
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 2 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

3
126 34
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
76 22
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
57 12
Thomas Henderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

6
71 31
Dat Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000

7
57 22
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
56 22
D. D. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

9
54 21
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
56 25
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
48 21
Greg Ellis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

12
41 19
Dave Edwards is listed (or ranked) 12 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

13
33 16
Mike Hegman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

14
30 15
Jack Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 1990, 1989

15
35 21
Bradie James is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

16
39 25
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
37 25
Anthony Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

18
28 19
Randall Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

19
23 14
Darrin Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

20
22 13
Robert Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Robert Jones Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

21
19 13
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
20 19
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009

23
22 22
Zach Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 2008

24
14 13
Anthony Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Anthony Dickerson Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982

25
23 25
J. J. Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
J.J. Wilcox Seasons: 2015

26
19 21
Bruce Carter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Bruce Carter Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

27
21 25
Damien Wilson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Damien Wilson Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

28
23 29
Rolando McClain is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 2015, 2014

29
13 17
Godfrey Myles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Godfrey Myles Seasons: 1995

30
8 11
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
8 13
Kevin Hardy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 2002

32
10 16
Broderick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 1996

33
9 15
Darren Hambrick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Darren Hambrick Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999

34
8 14
Markus Steele is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Markus Steele Seasons: 2002, 2001

35
10 17
Kyle Wilber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

36
10 17
Scott Fujita is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 2005

37
22 33
Orlando Scandrick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 2016

38
8 15
Jeff Rohrer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Jeff Rohrer Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

39
7 14
Mike Dowdle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 1962, 1961

40
6 14
Gene Cronin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 1960

41
6 14
Gene Babb is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Seasons: 1961, 1960

42
5 13
Guy Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Guy Brown Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1977

43
10 21
Alshermond Singleton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Alshermond Singleton Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

44
7 19
Scott Shanle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Scott Shanle Seasons: 2005, 2004

45
4 15
Barron Wortham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Barron Wortham Seasons: 2000

46
4 16
Garry Cobb is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Garry Cobb Seasons: 1988