Former Cowboys player and coach Wade Wilson passes away at 60

Former Cowboys player and coach Wade Wilson passes away at 60

Former NFL quarterback and assistant coach Wade Wilson died Friday in his Coppell, Texas, home, the Dallas Cowboys announced. He also carried 239 times for 1,025 yards with nine touchdowns. Wilson made an impact on several organizations as a player, including the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys, and Oakland Raiders in a playing career which spanned 17 years.

In total, Wilson spent 19 years playing in the National Football League, the first 11 of which were spent at the Vikings.

Wade was a great teammate, a fantastic coach and a dear friend to so many in our organization and throughout the National Football League for over 35 years. He was the backup quarterback for Troy Aikman on the team that won Dallas' most recent Super Bowl in 1995.

When his playing days were over, Wilson wasn't quite done with the NFL. "This is a sad day for all members of the Cowboys family as we have lost a truly great man".

After leaving the Bears, Wilson spent 11 seasons as Cowboys quarterbacks coach from 2007-17. Prescott's numbers, however, dipped in his second season in 2017. He helped develop Tony Romo and Dak Prescott during his tenure.

During his three years in Dallas, Wilson threw for 585 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions on 58-of-96 passing for a 63.9 rating.

Wilson's best season statistically was 1988, when he led the National Football League with a completion percentage of 61.4 percent with 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

An eighth-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 1981, Wilson spent a decade with the Vikings, appearing in 76 games with 48 starts.

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