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Tony Romo turns into doting dad

Tony Romo is enjoying life as a new father to his baby boy.

The Cowboys quarterback and his wife, Candice, became first-time parents Monday. Hawkins Crawford Romo checked in at 19 3/4 inches and 8 pounds, 8 ounces, according to Cowboys vice president Rich Dalrymple.

"It's been fantastic," Romo told ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's Ben and Skin Show on Thursday. "You hear about it from your family and friends. Until you experience it, you really can't put into words how it makes you feel. ...

"For me, it just feels like you can tell there's a god. It just really shows you all the complexities of it. There's such a sense of responsibility that it just overwhelms you. It's been a really great week. I'm one of those proud papas already."

With football taking up so much of his time, Romo said Hawkins' offseason birth definitely made things easier.

"You know, I have a great wife, and she makes a lot of things very easy on me," he said. "If you pick a good one, I think the process goes a lot easier. I'm going to be a dad that wants to be there to take care of a lot of things and to be a part of everything. It's going to be fun and enjoyable."