Former Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Wade Wilson dies at 60

Former NFL quarterback and quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson died on Friday. More

He was pronounced dead by paramedics when they arrived.

Police said there was no indication of foul play and that the death was under investigation.

Wilson was an eighth round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings in 1981 and led them to three playoff appearances, including the 1987 NFC Championship Game, during his 11 years with the team.

Wilson played for a total of five National Football League teams over the course of his 17-year career.

Wilson is fourth on the Vikings' all-time passing yards list, with 12,135, and is also fourth in passing touchdowns, with 66. In 2000, he joined the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff as the team's quarterback coach, also performing that role for the Chicago Bears.

He became assistant coach with the Cowboys until stepping down in 2017. He was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 1988 season after leading the National Football League in completion percentage (61.4).

Sharing a picture of himself with Wilson on his Instagram, Dak wrote: "Saddened by the loss of my former coach".

Wade Wilson, who played quarterback for the New Orleans Saints from 1993-94 as part of a 19-year National Football League career with five teams and also enjoyed a long tenure as an assistant coach, died Friday, Feb. 1 at his home in Coppell, Texas at age 60.

Our condolences go out to the Wilson family, his loved ones, and those whose lives Wade Wilson improved.

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 smart, funny, and had an incredible way of bringing out the best in everybody.



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