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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and his wife, Candice Crawford, welcomed their first child, a boy named Hawkins Crawford Romo, on Monday, his NFL colleagues confirmed on the team's Twitter page.

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"Congratulations to Tony Romo, proud papa of Hawkins Crawford Romo, born yesterday at 5:30pm. 8 lbs 8 oz," the Twitter statement read.

Romo, 31, is primed and ready to be the perfect dad to little Hawkins, his brother-in-law, "Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford, tells Us Weekly.

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"He's over-the-moon excited about it," the actor -- who was at the hospital when his sister gave birth -- said of Romo. "He's just such a wonderful person ... he was born ready to have a family, you know what I mean? So it makes perfect sense."

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Romo and TV personality Crawford, 25, got married in May 2011 and announced their pregnancy in October.


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