Tuesday was an eventful day for the Dallas Cowboys.
The starting quarterback added a son and the defense added a starting tackle.
Quarterback Tony Romo and his wife, Candice, got the excitement underway with the birth of their second child.
Rivers Romo, all eight pounds, 12 ounces of him, was the first addition. He joins older brother Hawkins, born two years ago, in the Romo backfield.
Later in the day, Henry Melton tweeted that he had agreed to play for the Cowboys. He will replace Jason Hatcher, who signed with Washington in free agency. He signed a one-year contract with a club option for three more.
Rivers Romo agreed to a lifetime deal.
Editors note: It is unknown if Tony Romo lost a bet with Phillip Rivers on naming rights. haha
Tony Romo discusses the new contract extension and the future of the Dallas Cowboys.
PHOTO: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, quarterback Tony Romo, wife Candice (Crawford) Romo, and young Hawkins Crawford Romo (who turns one year old on April 9th).
Tony Romo’s wife, Candice Crawford, delivered the couple’s first child Monday. Hawkins Crawford Romo was born at 5:30 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces.
Dallas Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo wears the No. 9 on the field, but the birth of his first child was full of eights.
Hawkins Crawford Romo was born – eight pounds and eight ounces – on Monday at 5:30 p.m. At least Monday was the ninth day of April.
The family reported both Hawkins, and his mother Candice are doing well.
Candice, formerly Candice Crawford, a former Miss Missouri winner, married Tony last summer.
Romo should be well rested when the Cowboys return to the field for the start of OTAs and mini-camps in mid-May. The start of training camp is expected in late July in Oxnard, Calif.
Tony Romo is expected to become a father in the "next couple weeks," according to his brother-in-law Chace Crawford, and the 31-year-old Cowboys quarterback is "over -the-moon excited."
In October, Romo revealed to a group of Cedar Hill High School students, that his wife, Candice Crawford, was pregnant with the couple’s first child.
Other than saying he’s excited, Romo hasn’t publicly talked about fatherhood. However, his brother-in-law recently gave the inside scoop.
"He’s over-the-moon excited about it," the actor told USMagazine.com on Wednesday. "He’s just such a wonderful person … He was born ready to have a family, you know what I mean? So it makes perfect sense."
During a radio interview last month, Candice said the couple had not decided on a baby name but added that she was happy it’s a boy.
"Lord willing, Tony gets to play for another three years, if he doesn’t get hurt or whatever, if we had a three-year-old, they can go to the games and have those memories," Candice said. "[Jason Witten’s sons] are 3 and 5 and they go to all the games and they wear their little daddy jerseys, and so they have those memories. Not that a girl couldn’t because I’m sure she would have those too. It’s just different to have your little son there."
DALLAS COWBOYS FAMILY FOCUS: Girlfriend’s recovery leaves Dallas Cowboys kicker David Buehler thankful
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IRVING — Their eyes were locked. Blues fixated on blues, as David Buehler recalled the day his girlfriend was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm.
Buehler’s life, once solely consumed by football, had to make room for a possibility that young couples rarely prepare for or ever consider. Brittany Pigrenet, 25, went in for life-saving surgery on the morning of Oct. 22, holding the couple’s 6-week-old son, Bryson, for as long as the hospital staff let her.
“It puts life and everything in perspective,” David said, instinctively turning his gaze and focus on Brittany. “Before I was playing for myself, my family name, my teammates, the organization but now that I’m supporting Brittany and our son, Bryson, it puts everything in perspective.
“You work just that much harder. You put your heart and soul into knowing that I get to come home to the two people I love most.”
Buehler’s professional life with the Dallas Cowboys hasn’t always gone as planned. Drafted as a kickoff specialist in 2009, Buehler became the full-time place-kicker last season and made 24 of 32 field goals. Rookie Dan Bailey took over field-goal duties this season, with Buehler going back to kickoffs.