Tony Romo has become a father for the first time.

The Dallas Cowboys quarterback's wife Candice Crawford gave birth to the couple's son, Hawkins Crawford Romo - who weighed eight pounds, eight ounces - in a Dallas hospital on Monday (09.04.12).

A post on the Dallas Cowboys' website yesterday (10.04.12) read: ''Congratulations to Tony Romo, proud papa of Hawkins Crawford Romo, born yesterday at 5:30pm. 8 lbs 8 oz. (sic)''

Jessica Simpson's former boyfriend Tony and Candice - whose brother is 'Gossip Girl' star Chace Crawford - married in a lavish ceremony in Texas in October.

Chace recently revealed he loves to get back to his home state of Texas as much as possible, especially since he had a nephew on the way.

He said: ''I like to get back to Texas as much as possible. My sister is about to have her baby, I'm about to become an uncle so I like to get back there as much as possible. It' s nice to get away from the fast pace of New York too.''