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The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 8.8k votes 1.2k voters 27.6k 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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  • Lee Roy Jordan1
    462
    115

    Lee Roy Jordan

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

  • DeMarcus Ware2
    469
    126

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

  • Sean Lee3
    480
    165

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

  • Ken Norton Jr.4
    313
    120

    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

  • D.D. Lewis5
    233
    77

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

  • Dat Nguyen6
    234
    100

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

  • Bob Breunig7
    188
    77

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

  • Dexter Coakley8
    203
    91

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

  • Thomas Henderson9
    208
    96

    Thomas Henderson

    Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

  • Eugene Lockhart10
    176
    78

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

  • Dave Edwards11
    129
    63

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

  • Greg Ellis12
    154
    83

    Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

  • Jack Del Rio13
    144
    79

    Seasons: 1990, 1989

  • Mike Hegman14
    119
    61

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

  • Bradie James15
    128
    74

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

  • Darrin Smith16
    115
    68

    Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

  • Anthony Spencer17
    116
    80

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

  • Randall Godfrey18
    95
    65

    Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

  • Robert Jones19
    80
    58

    Robert Jones

    Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

  • Dixon Edwards20
    75
    61

    Dixon Edwards

    Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

  • Anthony Hitchens21
    102
    94

    Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

  • Jeff Rohrer22
    54
    55

    Jeff Rohrer

    Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

  • Godfrey Myles23
    56
    64

    Godfrey Myles

    Seasons: 1995

  • Zach Thomas24
    81
    98

    Seasons: 2008

  • Keith Brooking25
    69
    83

    Keith Brooking

    Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009