Very sad news for the Cowboys organization and fans.
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.
Sad news today as we lost a teammate far too soon. Wade Wilson was my backup from 1995-‘97 and my QB coach my last season in 2000. Prayers for his children and family. #RIP
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) February 1, 2019
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.
Today was also his birthday. RIP, Wade Wilson.