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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DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 1 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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50 7
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 2 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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53 10
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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34 7
Eugene Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Ken Norton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Ken Norton, Jr. Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

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38 15
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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29 9
Bob Breunig is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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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20 3
Thomas Henderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Thomas Henderson Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

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28 10
D. D. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 10 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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24 9
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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20 7
Mike Hegman is listed (or ranked) 12 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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24 12
Anthony Spencer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Anthony Spencer Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

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20 9
Dave Edwards is listed (or ranked) 14 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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20 10
Bradie James is listed (or ranked) 15 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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21 11
Anthony Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Anthony Hitchens Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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Darrin Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Darrin Smith Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

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

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Damien Wilson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Damien Wilson Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

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13 8
Bruce Carter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Bruce Carter Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

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Rolando McClain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Rolando McClain Seasons: 2015, 2014

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14 10
Jack Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Jack Del Rio Seasons: 1990, 1989

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13 9
Zach Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Zach Thomas Seasons: 2008

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10 6
Robert Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Robert Jones Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

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9 6
Godfrey Myles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Godfrey Myles Seasons: 1995

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Dixon Edwards is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Dixon Edwards Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

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16 14
J. J. Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
J. J. Wilcox Seasons: 2015

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Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Keith Brooking Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009

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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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7 6
Kyle Wilber is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Kyle Wilber Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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9 9
Alshermond Singleton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Alshermond Singleton Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

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17 19
Orlando Scandrick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Orlando Scandrick Seasons: 2016

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Broderick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Broderick Thomas Seasons: 1996

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Darren Hambrick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Darren Hambrick Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999

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4 6
Kevin Hardy is listed (or ranked) 35 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) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Mike Dowdle Seasons: 1962, 1961

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4 6
Markus Steele is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Markus Steele Seasons: 2002, 2001

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Barron Wortham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Barron Wortham Seasons: 2000

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3 5
Fred Strickland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Fred Strickland Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996

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6 9
Scott Fujita is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Scott Fujita Seasons: 2005

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3 6
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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2 5
Guy Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Guy Brown Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1977

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3 8
Jeff Rohrer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Jeff Rohrer Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

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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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Scott Shanle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Scott Shanle Seasons: 2005, 2004

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Gene Cronin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time
Gene Cronin Seasons: 1960