Harbaugh: McDonald will play against Cowboys

Sep 6, 2014 8:14 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said defensive end Ray McDonald, who was arrested in a domestic violence case last week, will play against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

"As it stands now, yes he will play," Harbaugh said Friday. "There are two principles woven together here. I feel the way the facts are, what's known, he has the liberty to play the game."

McDonald has been late for practice at least twice this week taking care of personal business, but Harbaugh said the seven-year veteran has been fine in practice.

McDonald has missed four games since 2008 with injuries. As a rookie, he was limited and appeared in nine games. The 49ers are 4-7 when he's out of the lineup.


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