Wade Wilson, who spent 17 seasons as an NFL quarterback and almost two more decades as an assistant coach, died Friday on his 60th birthday.Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reported Wilson died at his home in Coppell, Texas. No cause of death has been released, although Wilson had suffered from diabetes complications in recent years, according to DallasNews.com. Sending our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Wade Wilson. The longtime NFL player and #DallasCowboys assistant coach passed away Friday on his birthday at the age of 60.→ https://t.co/ojIDi2tnax pic.twitter.com/5PAb5iMoGv— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) February 1, 2019Selected by the Vikings out of Texas A&M University-Commerce in the eighth round of the 1981 NFL Draft, Wilson went on to play for the Cowboys, Falcons, Saints and Raiders. He’s best known for his time with the Cowboys. Although he only started one game in three seasons with the team, he backed up Troy Aikman on the Cowboys’ Super Bowl 30 championship team.Aikman paid tribute to Wilson on Twitter after news of his death Friday.”Sad news today as we lost a teammate far too soon,” Aikman tweeted. “Wade Wilson was my backup from 1995-‘97 and my QB coach my last season in 2000. Prayers for his children and family. #RIP”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, 2019Wilson later spent 14 seasons as the quarterbacks coach in Dallas, working with QBs such as Tony Romo and Dak Prescott. The team dismissed him after the 2017 season. Wilson also served three seasons in the same role with the Bears.The 6-3 Wilson started 69 games in his NFL career, notably in stints with the Vikings in the late 1980s and with the Saints in 1993. He led the NFL in completion percentage in 1988. He finished his career with 17,283 yards, 99 touchdown passes and 102 interceptions.