SANTA CLARA –- Linebacker NaVorro Bowman is scheduled to see his first game action Sunday night since sustaining the knee injury in January 2014 that kept him sidelined for a full season.
Bowman, who sat out the 49ers’ exhibition opener last week, was not a list of players coach Jim Tomsula decided will not play against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.
The three-time first-team All-Pro player participated in the 49ers’ entire offseason program and training camp. He was held out of the 49ers’ first padded practice of training camp, but has not taken any other days off since reporting to training camp in late-July.
Bowman, tight end Vernon Davis, defensive lineman Darnell Dockett and running back Kendall Hunter were held out of the 49ers’ exhibition opener last week against the Houston Texans. Each of those players is available to play against the Cowboys.
Here is the complete list of 49ers players who will not suit up Saturday against the Cowboys:
WR Bruce Ellington
DT Glenn Dorsey
DB Jimmie Ward
ILB Philip Wheeler
WR DeAndre Smelter (NFI)
C Daniel Kilgore (PUP)
ILB Michael Wilhoite (NFI)