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Former NFL QB and assistant coach Wade Wilson dies at age 60

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    In this photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback coach Wade Wilson calls a play during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys say former NFL quarterback and longtime assistant coach Wade Wilson passed away today at his home in Coppell, Texas. The team didn’t specify a cause of death for Wilson, who died on his 60th birthday.

DALLAS >> The Dallas Cowboys say former NFL quarterback and longtime assistant coach Wade Wilson has died.

The Cowboys said Wilson passed away today at his home in Coppell, Texas. The team didn’t specify a cause of death for Wilson, who died on his 60th birthday.

Wilson played for five NFL teams from 1981-98. He played 10 seasons for the Minnesota Vikings, leading them to the 1987 NFC championship game. He also played for the Atlanta Falcons (1992), New Orleans Saints (1993-94), Cowboys (1995-97) and Oakland Raiders (1998). He was Troy Aikman’s backup when the Cowboys won their last Super Bowl title during the 1995 season.

Wilson began his coaching career as the Cowboys quarterback coach from 2000-02, and returned to that role from 2007-17. He coached with the Chicago Bears from 2004-06.

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