Former Vikings quarterback Wade Wilson passes away

9 Sep 1990: Quarterback Wade Wilson of the Minnesota Vikings stands behind center during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs won the game, 24-21.

Former Vikings quarterback and Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Wade Wilson has passed away, according to a press release from Dallas Cowboys.

Wilson passed away Friday at his home in Coppell, Texas. He was 60 years old.

In 1981, the Vikings drafted Wilson in the eighth round. He spent 11 years with the team, during which he helped lead the team to three playoff appearances, including the 1987 NFC Championship. 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 was later Troy Aikman's backup when the Cowboys won the Super Bowl in 1995.

After hanging up the cleats, he worked as an assistant coach with the Cowboys and the Chicago Bears.