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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207 50
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
196 53
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
216 69
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
129 50
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
95 30
Thomas Henderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

6
117 47
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
97 35
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
84 31
Bob Breunig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

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

9
90 36
Dexter Coakley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

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

10
87 34
Eugene Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

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

11
71 37
Greg Ellis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

12
49 23
Darrin Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

13
53 27
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
57 32
Jack Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1990, 1989

15
55 31
Dave Edwards is listed (or ranked) 15 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

16
57 33
Bradie James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

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

17
56 38
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
54 38
Anthony Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

19
34 22
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
38 33
Randall Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

21
29 27
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
36 40
Zach Thomas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2008

23
34 39
J. J. Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time
J.J. Wilcox

Seasons: 2015

24
30 35
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
29 34
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009