Former Dallas Cowboys QB, Coach Wade Wilson Has Passed Away

Wade Wilson of the Dallas Cowboys poses for his 2007 NFL headshot

Wade Wilson of the Dallas Cowboys poses for his 2007 NFL headshot

The Cowboys did not say his cause of death.

Wilson played in 17 seasons with five National Football League franchises and served as a quarterbacks coach for 17 additional years, including 14 with the Cowboys.

Wilson was the quarterbacks coach for the Cowboys from 2007-2017.

Wilson played quarterback for 17 National Football League seasons with the Vikings (1981-91), Falcons (1992), Saints (1993-94), Cowboys (1995-97) and Raiders (1998).

The Cowboys announced on Friday afternoon that former Dallas quarterback and assistant coach Wade Wilson passed.

Wilson was signed as a free agent by New Orleans in 1993 and played two seasons for the Saints, appearing in 18 contests, completing 241-of-416 passes for 2,629 yards with 12 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Although he only started one game in three seasons with the team, he backed up Troy Aikman on the Cowboys' Super Bowl 30 championship team.

Wilson's ties to the Cowboys franchise span three separate stints, as both a player and position coach. Our most honest condolences go out to Sherry, Travis, Hayden, Sophie, Cole, Kathy and his entire family. Wilson helped develop Tony Romo and Dak Prescott.

RIP Wade, great player, friend and teammate. Aikman's final season was Wilson's first as QB coach.

Wilson in a playoff game for the Minnesota Vikings against the San Francisco 49ers is below.

Wilson completed his career with a 75.6 quarterback rating on 1,391-of-2,428 passing for 17,283 yards.

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.

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