Former Cowboys QB and Assistant Coach Wade Wilson Passes Away

Former Cowboys QB and Assistant Coach Wade Wilson Passes Away

Former Cowboys QB and Assistant Coach Wade Wilson Passes Away

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and assistant coach Wade Wilson died at his home in Coppell, Texas on Friday, his 60th birthday, the Dallas Cowboys confirm.

Wilson, a Commerce native who played college ball at East Texas State, also played for the Vikings, Falcons, Saints and Raiders over his National Football League career, which spanned 1981 to 1999. He also carried 239 times for 1,025 yards with nine touchdowns. Wilson handled starting duties in 14 contests for New Orleans in 1993, leading the Black and Gold to a 5-0 start.

Coach Wilson was 60 years old.

In 2000, Wilson began his coaching career with the Cowboys.


He was also a quarterback for the team from 1995-97 near the end of this National Football League career. He was Troy Aikman's backup when the Cowboys won their last Super Bowl title during the 1995 season.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement: "This is a sad day for all members of the Cowboys family as we have lost a truly great man". He coached with the Chicago Bears from 2004-06. He finished his career with 17,283 yards, 99 touchdown passes and 102 interceptions. In 1988 he led the National Football League with a 61.4 completion percentage, throwing for 2,746 yards and 15 touchdowns, both career highs.

Wilson was an eighth-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 1981 out of Texas A&M-Commerce and saw action briefly in three games the following season. However, Wilson would return, and coach in the same role from 2007-2017, working with players such as Tony Romo and Dak Prescott.

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