ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 1: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys walks the playing field before the Cowboys take on the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium on November 1, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Dez Bryant lashes out at critics after Cowboys EVP's cryptic comments

Dez Bryant lashed out after recent comments.

Dallas Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant is facing an offseason of uncertainty after a down year, with $12.5 million owed to him this season.

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones released some cryptic comments on Bryant twice in fact, over two months with the original statement discussing Bryant being a "distraction".

Here was Bryant's response on Dallas radio less than 24 hours after Jones' comments, per SportsDay:

"I'm still working. I'm still grinding," Bryant said. "I feel like I'm grinding more than ever because of me, not because of nobody else. It's something that I want to do. It's something I feel like I have to do. 

"I let a lot of things get in the way that should have never got in the way. I'm ready to make my mark. I don't care what nobody is talking about, I couldn't care less. Everybody that ain't with Dez Bryant, they can kiss my ass."

Michael Irvin has lashed out at the idea the Cowboys could cut Bryant, a thought only furthered by Bryant's unwillingness to take a pay cut.

Bryant had 69 catches for 838 yards and six touchdowns last season, a far cry from his normal 1,000-yard campaigns. The three-time Pro Bowler is 29 years old and has two years remaining on his five-year, $70 million contract.