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Former Cowboys quarterback and assistant coach, Wade Wilson, passes away at age 60

Very sad news for the Cowboys organization and fans.

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The Cowboys family got very sad news today when it was revealed Wade Wilson passed away. Wilson spent a lot of time with the Cowboys organization as a backup quarterback and then as a quarterback coach. He was 60 and no cause of death was released.

Wilson was the Cowboys quarterback coach from from 2000 to 2002 and again from 2007 through 2017 when he was replaced by Kellen Moore. He also played for the Cowboys back in the day.

He was instrumental in developing Tony Romo’s game and was the coach when Dak Prescott had his breakout rookie season in 2016. He got caught up in the wave of change among the assistant coaches in Dallas that occurred after the 2017 season.

Wilson also had a long career playing quarterback for other franchises in the NFL including the Vikings, Falcons, Saints and Raiders. Overall, he spent 19 seasons as an NFL quarterback.

Today was also his birthday. RIP, Wade Wilson.

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