It's a boy! 

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has become a father for the first time.

According to the Cowboys' website Tuesday, Romo's wife, former Miss Missouri Candice Crawford Romo, delivered an 8-pound, 8-ounce son late Monday afternoon at a Dallas hospital. The website reports the child has been named Hawkins Crawford Romo.

The Cowboys begin official team activities and minicamps next month, with training camp beginning in Oxnard, Calif., in late July.

Tony Romo Makes No Excuses

Uncapped Season Costs Cowboys & Redskins

NFL owners ratified the agreement between the league and players' union that takes away $36 million in salary cap space from the Redskins and $10 million from the Cowboys.

Other than Dallas and Washington, no club voted Tuesday to oppose the agreement, which raised the salary cap for 2012 from about $113 million to $120.6 million. The Cowboys and Redskins have sought arbitration, which will be conducted by University of Pennsylvania professor Stephen Burbank.

Both teams were penalized for overloading contracts in the 2010 uncapped season despite league warnings not to do so. Each must take at least half the reduction this year.

The Cowboys will play in the season opener on Sept. 5 at the Super Bowl champion New York Giants. That game will be on a Wednesday night for the first time; President Obama is scheduled to address the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6.

The Cowboys' last game also was at the Meadowlands, where the Giants beat them 31-14 to win the NFC East. That was the second of six straight victories for New York that culminated in their Super Bowl win over New England.

The telecast of that victory over Dallas averaged 27.6 million viewers, the most ever for a Sunday night game. It was the most-watched regular-season prime-time game in 15 years.

It will be the first time the Giants closed one season and opened the next one in the same venue against the same opponent since 1994-95. Back then, it was also the Cowboys, at Giants Stadium.

Based on reporting by the Associated Press.

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