Very sad news on Friday for the Dallas Cowboys
Coach Wilson was 60 years old.
Per a #Cowboys release just now, former QB and assistant coach Wade Wilson has passed away at the age of 60. Sad news.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 1, 2019
Wilson was originally drafted back in 1981 by the Minnesota Vikings but played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1995-1997, where he would eventually win Super Bowl XXX against the Pittsburgh Steelers as Hall-of-Fame QB Troy Aikman's backup.
After retiring as a player, Wilson became the Cowboys QB coach in 2000, and held that role until 2002 before leaving for the Bears. However, Wilson would return, and coach in the same role from 2007-2017, working with players such as Tony Romo and Dak Prescott.
RIP to former Cowboys quarterback coach Wade Wilson. So sad pic.twitter.com/EwQO252PCG— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) February 1, 2019
In 125 career games as a QB, Wilson threw for over 17,200 yards and 99 TDs, and was even the NFL completion leader in 1988, which ultimately ended in a selection to the Pro Bowl.
May you rest in peace Coach Wilson. Our thoughts go out to the Wilson family during this difficult time.