Former Ole Miss Running Back Snoop Conner Signs Futures Contract with Dallas Cowboys
OXFORD, Miss. — It might be time to get your SNOOOOOP cheers ready as former Ole Miss running back Snoop Conner has signed a reserve/futures contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
In the 2022 NFL Draft, Conner was a fifth-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In the 2019 class, Conner, a Hattiesburg, Miss. native, was a three-star recruit who was rated as the nation’s No 61 running back and the No. 29 player in Mississippi.
As a Rebel, Conner played in all 13 games during the 2021 season, starting one. That year, he tallied 647 rushing yards on 130 carries.
24 days until Ole Miss Football is back. Here’s #24, Snoop Conner, with a monster TD run. Fans of the movie “Old School” will definitely appreciate this commentary 😂 🔴🔵 #AllAboard #BeatLouisville @Lane_Kiffin @CFBHome @IAMSNOOPP pic.twitter.com/8j7BClYCPt
— Fifth Quarter Ole Miss (@FQOleMiss) August 13, 2021
He notched 13 rushing TDs that season which ranks him third in the Southeastern Conference and 24th in the nation. Those 13 rushing touchdowns place Conner fifth all-time for the Rebels’ in single-season touchdowns.
— Grayson Weir (@GsonJW) April 30, 2022
He made the decision to forego his senior season at Ole Miss and enter the NFL Draft.
In 2022 in his rookie season with Jacksonville, Conner carried 12 times for 42 yards and one TD; however, he did not make the 53-man roster in 2023, spending the season on the practice squad.
So what, exactly, is a “reserve/futures” contract?
Following the conclusion of an NFL regular season, there are numerous announcements of a team signing players to this reserve/future contract (also referred to as a futures contract). As the word future indicates, this is a contract that does not count until later on.
Whether a player is on the practice squad of a team whose season is over or simply a free agent, he is free to sign with any NFL team for the following year. But since rosters are locked when a team’s season is over, these players sign a type of contract, the reserve/future contract, where they do not count on the team’s salary cap or roster count until the beginning of the league year.
Once a player signs one of these contracts, he is on the NFL’s Reserve/Future List and is not free to negotiate with other teams as he is under contract even though the league year has not kicked in. Teams can sign as many players to futures contracts as they choose as long as it does not put them over the 90-man limit that takes effect the first day of the new league year.
We wish SNOOOOOP the very best with the Cowboys!
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.