Dez Bryant fired back at Cris Carter on Thursday ... after the NFL Hall of Famer blasted him on "Undisputed" ... but now Dez is now trying to de-escalate this situation.
It started Thursday morning when Cris was VERY critical of Dez -- saying his performance over the weekend was not typical of a #1 receiver. At one point Cris said of the WRs who've been targeted 90 times this season, Dez is "the absolute worst."
Dez responded on Twitter saying, "Man you a puppet ... I'll see you around."
Minutes later he deleted the post and said, "I apologize it's not worth it."