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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Tony Romo, Candice Crawford welcome new baby boy into Cowboys family

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has found himself on the receiving end for a change in recent weeks.


Tony Romo and Candice Crawford announced the birth of Hawkins Crawford Romo. (Michael Loccisano - GETTY IMAGES FOR TIME WARNER)
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.”

On Monday, Romo received another gift — this one in the form of his first child.

Romo and wife Candice Crawford announced the birth of their son, Hawkins Crawford Romo, through the Cowboys PR department.

“Hawkins Crawford Romo is now a part of the Dallas Cowboys family,” team spokesperson Rich Dalrymple said in a statement. “He came into this world on 4/9/12 at 5:30 p.m., 8 lbs. and 8 oz. All is well with his mom.”

No word yet on whether Romo — whose history of ball security issues is well-documented — was allowed to hold Hawkins without oversight.

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.

“I know how quarterbacks are judged but as far as his play-making ability and the things that he is capable of doing, he is a far more athletic quarterback, capable of making more plays than I ever was able to,” 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.”

Sure, says the guy who has three rings to his name. But until Romo translates his regular season success into a Super Bowl trophy, few in Dallas will echo Aikman’s praise.

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