Tony Romo and Wife Welcome Baby Hawkins

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wife Candice Crawford welcomed their first child on Monday, his NFL teammates confirmed on Twitter. The “Gossip Girl” actor told Us Weekly weeks before that she was “over-the-moon excited” about the pregnancy.

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

The new mom is actor Chance Crawford’s sister.

Romo, 31, and Crawford, 25, got married in May 2011 and announced the pregnancy in October.

Late last month, Romo received high praise from Hall of Fame quarterback and Cowboys icon Troy Aikman, who called the team’s current signal caller, “already a better quarterback than I was.” Despite three Pro Bowl selections and a 96.9 career passer rating, the much-maligned quarterback has led Dallas to only a single playoff victory in six seasons as a starter. But postseason disappointment doesn’t overshadow his talent, as far as Aikman is concerned.

Aikman said in an interview with the Brownsville Herald. “He has a good team around him and hopefully, and I believe this will happen, I believe that he will win a Super Bowl before he is done playing.”

However, until Romo translates his regular season success into a Super Bowl trophy, few in Dallas will echo Aikman’s praise.