The Blacklist Wiki

The Cowboy

244pages on
this wiki
The Cowboy
The Cowboy
Biographical information
Status Deceased
Cause of death Shot by Tom Keen
Citizenship United States
Physical description
Hair Bald/Black
Career information
Job Skiptracer
Out-of-Universe information
First Seen The Judge
Last Seen Mako Tanida
Season(s) 1
Actor(s) Lance Reddick

The Cowboy was a character in the NBC series, The Blacklist. He first appeared in "The Judge".


The Cowboy was an bounty hunter who specialized in extralegal skiptracing. He was notorious for wearing a large, black cowboy hat, giving him his name.

Season 1Edit

The JudgeEdit

The Cowboy is approached by Raymond Reddington in his car, who hires him to find out where Lucy Brooks has been and what she has been doing. After reluctantly agreeing, the bounty hunter goes through her apartment and finds fake identities, a flash drive and numerous trips to places such as D.C, Miami and Havana, Cuba; the same locations Red has been at for the past 6 months. He deduces that Brooks is either after many small, quick targets or is preparing for one big target.

He meets with Red again, showing him what he found in the flash drive; pictures of Red and Elizabeth Keen, offering to take her out. Red says no, that he wants to see how her plan "plays out".

Mako TanidaEdit

The Cowboy tails Tom Keen and "Jolene" to Tom's safehouse, where Tom keeps a record of Liz's work. He shows Red pictures of them together and tells him that if he wants him to bring her in, he will charge Red double. As The Cowboy closes in to stab "Jolene" and take her, Tom walks up behind the bounty hunter and subdues him.

The Cowboy is later tied to a chair while Tom argues with "Jolene" about what to do with him and for whom he is working. He tries to convince her that Tom will kill her since she has become too intrusive into his mission, but is ignored. After "Jolene" is suffocated by Tom, The Cowboy is shot by Tom and later buried alongside "Jolene". Dembe Zuma later tells Red that he was unable to locate The Cowboy.


Kate Kaplan shows Red and Dembe the bodies of both Lucy and the Cowboy in the forest where she found them, casting suspicion on Tom. The bodies are then required by Mr. Kaplan, so that there is no indication that the 3 were there.

Unanswered QuestionsEdit

  1. What is the history between The Cowboy and Raymond Reddington? It was implied that a previous deal ended in mutual anger.


External LinksEdit

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki