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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173 46
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
171 47
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
191 57
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
111 43
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
105 42
Dat Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

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

6
80 26
Thomas Henderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

7
88 32
D. D. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

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

8
80 30
Eugene Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

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

9
77 29
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
77 34
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
65 34
Greg Ellis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

12
50 24
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
52 29
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
41 21
Darrin Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

15
51 32
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
46 28
Jack Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1990, 1989

17
51 35
Anthony Spencer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

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

18
48 35
Anthony Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

19
30 20
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
34 29
Randall Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

21
27 23
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
31 35
J. J. Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
J.J. Wilcox

Seasons: 2015

23
31 35
Zach Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2008

24
27 30
Bruce Carter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Bruce Carter

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

25
26 31
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009

26
18 22
Anthony Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Anthony Dickerson

Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982

27
27 34
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
29 39
Rolando McClain is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014

29
15 23
Kyle Wilber is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

30
16 25
Godfrey Myles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Godfrey Myles

Seasons: 1995

31
11 18
Fred Strickland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Fred Strickland

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996

32
28 45
Orlando Scandrick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2016

33
12 22
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
15 27
Jeff Rohrer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Jeff Rohrer

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

35
11 22
Markus Steele is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Markus Steele

Seasons: 2002, 2001

36
10 21
Kevin Hardy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2002

37
12 24
Broderick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1996

38
12 27
Scott Fujita is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2005

39
12 27
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 25
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 21
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 23
Gene Babb is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1961, 1960

43
7 22
Gene Cronin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1960

44
8 24
Mike Dowdle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1962, 1961

45
5 22
Garry Cobb is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Garry Cobb

Seasons: 1988

46
5 23
Barron Wortham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
Barron Wortham

Seasons: 2000