Commerce, TX – On Thursday, new Dallas Cowboys head football coach Wade Phillips announced the hiring of former East Texas State standout and Commerce native Wade Wilson as his new quarterbacks coach.
Wilson was an NFL quarterback for 19 seasons, a longer career than all but seven players in league history. He returns to the Cowboys for a second stint as quarterbacks coach after serving in that role for three seasons from 2000-02 before joining the Chicago Bears.
He spent the past three seasons tutoring Rex Grossman and the rest of the Bears' quarterbacks, capping his time in Chicago with an appearance in Super Bowl XLI.
Wilson was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at East Texas State University, where he earned NAIA All-America and Lone Star Conference MVP honors as a senior while leading the conference in passing and total offense, completing 338 of 668 passes for 4,414 yards and 32 touchdowns during his four years with the Lions.