The Cowboys were stunned and saddened by the passing of former NFL quarterback Wade Wilson, who died Friday at the age of 60.
Wilson spent more than 16 years in the organization as a player and then longtime assistant coach.
Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett issued statements:
Wade was a cherished and valued member of our organization as a player, a coach and a wonderful friend.
His contributions began as a member of a Super Bowl winning team and carried on through to helping guide the development and growth of both Tony Romo and Dak Prescott.
This is a sad day for all members of the Cowboys family as we have lost a truly great man. Our thoughts are with his family, loved ones and all of the lives that he touched with his warm demeanor and his caring persona. Wade Wilson will be missed greatly—and never forgotten.
We are so sad to hear the news of the passing of Wade Wilson.
Wade was a great teammate, a fantastic coach and a dear friend to so many in our organization and throughout the NFL for over 35 years. I am forever grateful for his friendship.
He had such a positive impact on me as a player, as a coach and as a person during our time together. He was smart, funny, and had an incredible way of bringing out the best in everybody. He had a selfless attitude and always put the team first. I feel so fortunate to be among the many whose lives were made better by Wade Wilson.
We love him and will miss him very much. Our most sincere condolences go out to Sherry, Travis, Hayden, Sophie, Cole, Kathy and his entire family.