Former NFL quarterback, coach Wade Wilson dies at 60

Former Vikings Wade Wilson plays in a divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers

- Former Vikings quarterback and Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Wade Wilson has passed away, according to a press release from Dallas Cowboys. He also carried 239 times for 1,025 yards with nine touchdowns.

Wilson was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1988 when he played for the Vikings and led the National Football League with a 64.9 completion percentage, established career passing highs with 2,746 yards and 15 touchdowns, and won seven of 10 starts. Wilson handled starting duties in 14 contests for New Orleans in 1993, leading the Black and Gold to a 5-0 start.

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.

After leaving the Bears, Wilson spent 11 seasons as Cowboys quarterbacks coach from 2007-17.

Wilson's ties to the Cowboys franchise span three separate stints, as both a player and position coach. "This is a sad day for all members of the Cowboys family as we have lost a truly great man".

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He was later Troy Aikman's backup when the Cowboys won the Super Bowl in 1995.

The Cowboys didn't renew Wilson's contract after the 2017 season.

Wilson was out of coaching past year after the Cowboys opted not to keep him on staff.

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

The Minnesota Vikings selected Wilson in the eighth round (No. 210 overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft. He helped develop Tony Romo and Dak Prescott during his tenure.

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