Former Vikings QB Wilson dies at 60

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

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

Wade Wilson, who played quarterback for the New Orleans Saints from 1993-94 as part of a 19-year National Football League career with five teams and also enjoyed a long tenure as an assistant coach, died Friday, Feb. 1 at his home in Coppell, Texas at age 60.

The Dallas Cowboys announced the death but not the cause. Prescott's numbers, however, dipped in his second season in 2017.

The Vikings lost 17-10 to Washington in the NFC Championship Game on January 17, 1988.

He was eventually drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the eighth round of the 1981 draft. He also spent time with the Atlanta Falcons (1992), New Orleans Saints (1993-94), Dallas Cowboys (1995-97) and Oakland Raiders (1998-99).

After retiring as a player, Wilson became the Cowboys QB coach in 2000, and held that role until 2002 before leaving for the Bears. Prayers for his children and family. He had his best statistical year in 1988 when he led the NFC with a 91.5 quarterback rating, threw for 2,746 yards, had 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He started his first game for the Vikings in 1983 and made 12 starts for Minnesota by the 1989 season.

"Sad day today as we lost a teammate far too soon", former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman posted on Twitter.

In 69 career National Football League games, he threw 99 touchdown passes and 109 interceptions.

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